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Biochemical pharmacology

Effects of debrisoquin on the excretion of catecholamine and octopamine metabolites in the rat and guinea pig.


PMID 3896245

Abstract

The effects of debrisoquin, administered daily for 4 days to rats (40 mg/kg, i.p.) and guinea pigs (4 mg/kg, i.p.), were determined for urinary excretion of several acidic and neutral amine metabolites, including the norepinephrine metabolites, 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenethylene glycol (MHPG) and vanillylmandelic acid (VMA), the dopamine metabolites, 3,4-dihydroxyphenethanol (DHPE), 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenethanol (MHPE), and homovanillic acid (HVA), and the octopamine metabolite, p-hydroxyphenylglycol (pHPG). The excretion of MHPG was reduced to 32% of control in rats and to 46% in guinea pigs, HVA was reduced to 64 and 80% in these two species, respectively, and MHPE was lowered to 59% of control in the rat but was not affected in the guinea pig. DHPE and pHPG were not altered significantly in either species. VMA was a minor metabolite in both species, being less than 6% of MHPG, and its formation was blocked only partially (rat) or not at all (guinea pig) by debrisoquin. The data refute the idea based on previous in vitro studies that VMA is a major metabolite of norepinephrine in the periphery of the guinea pig as it is in man.

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