PMID: 7149988Sep 1, 1982

Further evidence for the participation of 5 beta-steroids in the development of a porphyria induced by hexachlorobenzene

Archives of Toxicology
V GraefC Tyrell


Adult female rats were fed with a diet containing hexachlorobenzene to induce a porphyria. 5 alpha/5 beta-ratios of androstane steroids in blood were 0.61 +/- 0.13 in porphyric rats and 1.05 +/- 0.35 in normal rats. Etiocholanolone treatment of rats was ineffective in generation of a porphyria. The activity of microsomal glucuronyltransferase increased from 0.20 +/- 0.04 mU/mg to 0.77 +/- 0.23 mU/mg by this treatment. Administration of Flutamide (4'-nitro-3'-trifluoromethylisobutyranilide) to porphyric rats resulted in a decline of porphyrin excretion by 55%. The hepatic NADH-5 beta-reductase was strongly inhibited by this drug, whereas NADPH-5 beta-reductase displayed a slightly increased activity. These findings are further evidence for the involvement of 5 beta-steroids in the formation of porphyria.


Jan 1, 1976·Hoppe-Seyler's Zeitschrift für physiologische Chemie·S W GolfE Nowotny
Oct 1, 1978·The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism·D K FukushimaB Zumoff
Dec 1, 1977·The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism·L HellmanB Zumoff
Oct 1, 1968·Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America·A KappasS Granick

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