Interaction of constitutive and phenobarbital-induced cytochrome P-450 isozymes during the sequential oxidation of benzphetamine. Explanation for the difference in benzphetamine-induced hydrogen peroxide production and 455-nm complex formation in microsomes from untreated and phenobarbital-treated r

@article{Jeffery1983InteractionOC,
  title={Interaction of constitutive and phenobarbital-induced cytochrome P-450 isozymes during the sequential oxidation of benzphetamine. Explanation for the difference in benzphetamine-induced hydrogen peroxide production and 455-nm complex formation in microsomes from untreated and phenobarbital-treated r},
  author={Elizabeth H. Jeffery and G J Mannering},
  journal={Molecular pharmacology},
  year={1983},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={748-57}
}
The following pathway for benzphetamine (Bz) metabolism in rat hepatic microsomes was established: Bz leads to norbenzphetamine (NorBz) leads to N-hydroxynorbenzphetamine leads to N-benzylethyl-alpha-phenylnitrone leads to 2-nitroso-1-phenylpropane. The last product forms a complex with cytochrome P-450 with an absorbance maximum at 455 nm. Steps 1, 2, and 4 are cytochrome P-450-dependent; Step 3 appears to involve the flavoprotein, mixed-function amine oxidase. Step 2 is partially uncoupled… CONTINUE READING