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Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme

Inhibition of rat renal and testicular 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase by some antihypertensive drugs, diuretics, and epitestosterone.


PMID 9370118

Abstract

With regard to previous finding of an inhibitory activity of furosemide on 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, 16 other commonly used diuretics have been tested as to their ability to inhibit rat renal, and in four instances also testicular 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, using glycerrhetinic acid as a standard. In addition, epitestosterone has been tested as well, with respect to its recently demonstrated inhibitory activity on several other enzymes of androgen biosynthesis. Besides corticosterone, 11 beta-hydroxy-4-androstene-3,17-dione has been used as a substrate. Of all drugs studied, quinapril, dihydralazin, trandolapril, metipamid, methyldopa, betaxolol only appeared to be weak inhibitors of 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, with an inhibitory activity 10-28% of that of glycyrrhetinic acid. Using corticosterone as a substrate, epitestosterone displayed a weak inhibitory activity with Ki 850, 1200 nmol/l and Vmax 2420, 3900 nmol/l.min for renal and testicular enzyme, respectively. In contrast to kidneys, the testicular 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase accepted also 11 beta-hydroxy-4-androstene-3,17-dione as a substrate, which could be inhibited by epitestosterone (Ki 1490 nmol/l, Vmax 1150 nmol/l.min). The results represent further evidence for different substrate specificity of renal and testicular 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase.

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