Fourth-Generation Model for Corticosteroid Pharmacodynamics: A Model for Methylprednisolone Effects on Receptor/Gene-Mediated Glucocorticoid Receptor Down-Regulation and Tyrosine Aminotransferase Induction in Rat Liver

@article{Sun1998FourthGenerationMF,
  title={Fourth-Generation Model for Corticosteroid Pharmacodynamics: A Model for Methylprednisolone Effects on Receptor/Gene-Mediated Glucocorticoid Receptor Down-Regulation and Tyrosine Aminotransferase Induction in Rat Liver},
  author={Y Sun and Debra C. DuBois and Richard R. Almon and William J. Jusko},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics},
  year={1998},
  volume={26},
  pages={289-317}
}
A fourth-generation pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) model for receptor/genemediated effects of corticosteroids was developed. Male adrenalectomized Wistar rats received a 50 mg/kg iv bolus dose of methylprednisolone (MPL). Plasma concentrations of MPL, hepatic glucocorticoid receptor (GR) messenger RNA (mRNA) and GR density, tyrosine aminotransferase (TAT) mRNA, and TAT activity in liver were determined at various time points up to 72 hr after MPL dosing. Down-regulation of GR mRNA and… CONTINUE READING