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Journal of biochemical toxicology

The role of cytochrome P450 2C3 in rabbit liver microsomal metabolism of 1-nitropyrene and 3-nitrofluoranthene.


PMID 8071948

Abstract

The male rabbit liver microsomal cytochrome P450 metabolism of 1-nitropyrene and 3-nitrofluoranthene was investigated. In this study, we used inhibitory antibodies specific for rabbit P450 2C3 and determined that, in untreated male rabbit liver microsomes, the antibody inhibited approximately 75% of the cytochrome P450-mediated C-oxidation of both 1-nitropyrene and 3-nitrofluoranthene. These results verify our previous prediction that mainly one cytochrome P450 is responsible for microsomal metabolism of 1-nitropyrene in the untreated rabbit liver.

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