Male rats were given the nitrooxybutyl ester of flurbiprofen HCT1026 (15 mg/Kg) by oral administration and plasma and brain levels of the parent drug and its potential metabolites (HCT1027 and flurbiprofen) were determined at different times post-administration by a validated HPLC method (UV-DAD detection; LOQ: 0.13 nmoles/ml and 0.3 nmoles/g respectively in plasma and brain tissue). Structural confirmation of the analytes was achieved by MS monitoring of their de-protonated (negative ion mode) or cationized/protonated (positive ion mode) molecular ions and of the relative fragment ions obtained by collision-induced dissociation (CID) experiments. The results indicate that flurbiprofen is the only metabolite found at measurable levels in both plasma and brain, while HCT1026 or its de-nitrated metabolite HCT1027 were always below the limit of detection at all the observation times. The same was observed after administration of the higher dose of HCT1026 (100 mg/Kg, i.p.). In orally-treated animals the time-course of flurbiprofen formation strictly parallels that of NOx (nitrite/nitrate) in plasma but not in brain, where the levels were always in the range of the controls. These data indicate that the NO molecule is not released from the parent drug within the brain. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.
Metabolic profile of NO-flurbiprofen (HCT1026) in rat brain and plasma: a LC-MS study / G. Aldini, M. Carini, M. Orioli, R. Maffei Facino, G. Wenk. - In: LIFE SCIENCES. - ISSN 0024-3205. - 71:13(2002), pp. 1487-1500.
|Titolo:||Metabolic profile of NO-flurbiprofen (HCT1026) in rat brain and plasma: a LC-MS study|
ALDINI, GIANCARLO (Primo)
CARINI, MARINA (Secondo)
MAFFEI FACINO, ROBERTO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Brain; Flurbiprofen active metabolite; HCT1026 (nitroflurbiprofen); LC-MS; Plasma|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/08 - Chimica Farmaceutica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0024-3205(02)01915-X|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|