Cyclic AMP-dependent phosphorylation in the control of biotransformation in the liver

Gábor Bánhegyi, Tamás Garzó, Gyórgy Mészáros, Anna Faragó, Ferenc Antoni, József Mandl

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The possibility of a short-term cAMP-dependent regulation of mixed-function oxidation and of glucuronide formation was investigated in isolated mouse hepatocytes and in mouse liver microsomal membranes. N6, O2-dibutyryl cAMP (in accordance with its increasing effect on gluconeogenesis) decreased aminopyrine oxidation and p-nitrophenol conjugation in isolated hepatocytes, while the phenolphthalein conjugation remained unaltered. Similar to dibutyryl cAMP the Ca2+ ionophore A 23187 also decreased aminopyrine oxidation. In cell-free systems the phosphorylation of isolated microsomal membranes by the exogenous cAMP-dependent protein kinase was inhibitory on amino-pyrine oxidation and p-nitrophenol glucuronide formation but aniline oxidation and phenolphthalein glucuronidation were not affected. The correlation between the negative cAMP-dependent control of certain processes of biotransformation and the positive cAMP-dependent regulation of gluconeogenesis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-854
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical Pharmacology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology

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