The influence of trans-resveratrol and quercetin on the activity of CYP1A2 in rat

https://doi.org/10.17221/244/2008-CJFSCitation:Zendulka O., Zahradníková L., Juřica J., Totušek J. (2008): The influence of trans-resveratrol and quercetin on the activity of CYP1A2 in rat. Czech J. Food Sci., 26: S60-S64.
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Polyphenolic compounds are widely distributed in plants and are a common part of human diet. Polyphenols are known to be potent bioactive molecules, predominantly with protective effects. Many of xenobiotics, including polyphenols, influence the activities of various enzymatic systems. Such interactions can modulate the activities of co-administered drugs. The identification of polyphenols’ potential for the interactions based on metabolic changes is thus necessary. Cytochrome P450, which takes part in the metabolism of more than 90% of used drugs, is an important enzymatic system which can be influenced. We therefore determined the influence of quercetin and trans-resveratrol on the activity of cytochrome P450 1A2 in rats. A perfused rat liver model and phenacetin as a marker of 1A2 activity were used. Moreover, we studied the dependence of trans-resveratrol’s activity on sex in both sexes. Trans-resveratrol did not influence the 1A2 activity, but it enhanced sexual differences in the metabolic activity. Our results also confirmed different metabolic activities between sexes. Female rats metabolised faster through 1A2. Based on our results, we suggest that quercetin is an inhibitor of cytochrome P450 1A2 isoenzyme.
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