alexa The preferred route of kynurenine metabolism in the rat.
Neurology

Neurology

International Journal of Neurorehabilitation

Author(s): Bender DA, McCreanor GM

Abstract Share this page

Abstract It has been suggested (Ueda, T., Otsuka, H. and Goda, K. (1978) J. Biochem. 84, 687-696) that direct cleavage of kynurenine, catalysed by kynureninase, followed by microsomal hydroxylation of the resultant anthranilic acid, may provide an alternative to the established pathway of kynurenine metabolism that involves direct hydroxylation followed by cleavage to 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid. To test this suggestion, anthranilic acid was administered to rats; there was no increase in either the concentration of nicotinamide nucleotides in the liver or the urinary excretion of N1-methyl nicotinamide. However, injection of either kynurenine or 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid did increase the concentration of nicotinamide nucleotides in the liver. The kinetics of kynurenine hydroxylase (Km = 1.8 +/- 0.6.10(-5) mol/l) and kynureninase (Km = 2.5 +/- 0.8.10(-4) mol/l, liver steady-state kynurenine = 4.9 +/- 0.9 mumol/kg) are such that the preferred route of kynurenine metabolism is probably by way of hydroxylation rather than cleavage.
This article was published in Biochim Biophys Acta and referenced in International Journal of Neurorehabilitation

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords