PMID: 6798768Oct 1, 1981

Effects of detergents and organic solvents on rat liver microsomal UDP-glucuronosyltransferase activity towards phenolic substrates

Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
H P Illing, E S House


1. The effects of several detergents (Brij 58, deoxycholate and Lubrol 12A9) and ether on the initial rate of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase activity towards fixed concentrations of five phenolic acceptor substrates of widely different octanol-buffer (pH 7.4) partition coefficient have been compared with those observed in non-activated and Triton X-100-and n-pentane-activated rat liver microsomes. 2. Enzymic activity was dependent on the lipid-solubility of acceptor substrate. Each activator, except Triton X-100, enhanced enzymic activity towards all substrates by a similar factor, which was independent of the octanol-buffer partition coefficient. For Triton X-100 microsomes, the activation was also partition-dependent. 3. The highest activation factor was seen with ether. Pre-incubation of ether-activated microsomes for 30 min at 37 degrees C before assay resulted in inactivation of the enzyme towards more water-soluble substrates. Tryptic digestion (30 min at 37 degrees C) of the ether-activated microsomes resulted in marked reduction of enzyme activity towards all substrates. 4. Ether, and the two detergents, Brij 58 and Lubrol 12A9, released small amounts of protein (5-12% total present); both detergents also released some (8-...Continue Reading


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