P450-catalyzed in-chain desaturation of valproic acid: isoform selectivity and mechanism of formation of Delta 3-valproic acid generated by baculovirus-expressed CYP3A1.

@article{Fisher1998P450catalyzedID,
  title={P450-catalyzed in-chain desaturation of valproic acid: isoform selectivity and mechanism of formation of Delta 3-valproic acid generated by baculovirus-expressed CYP3A1.},
  author={Michael B. Fisher and Sandra J Thompson and Ver{\'o}nica S Ribeiro and Maria Celeste Lechner and Allan E Rettie},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  year={1998},
  volume={356 1},
  pages={63-70}
}
The mechanism of formation of the in-chain, unsaturated fatty acid metabolite, Delta3-valproic acid (Delta3-VPA) by rat liver microsomes was examined. Microsomal rates of formation of Delta3-VPA were below quantifiable limits in reactions catalyzed by control female rat liver microsomes, but were induced more than 20-fold following pretreatment with triacetyloleandomycin and pregnenolone-16alpha-carbonitrile. Microsomal incubations conducted with 3-hydroxy-VPA or [2-2H1]VPA demonstrated that… CONTINUE READING