Moment analysis of intestinal first-pass metabolism by portal-systemic concentration difference in single conscious rat using 5'-deoxy-5-fluorouridine and 5-fluorouracil as model drug system

Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Y SawaiT Nakagawa


Intestinal first-pass metabolism was evaluated in a single conscious rat based on a difference in concentrations of parent drug and its metabolite between the portal and systemic bloods (P-S difference method). 5'-Deoxy-5-fluorouridine (5'-DFUR) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) were selected as model drug (prodrug of 5-FU) and metabolite pair. The portal vein and the femoral artery of the rat were cannulated so blood samples could be obtained simultaneously from the two sites. 5'-DFUR (100 mg/kg) was administered intraarterially or orally. Concentrations of 5'-DFUR and 5-FU in the portal and arterial samples were assayed by HPLC. The concentration-time profiles of 5'-DFUR and 5-FU were analyzed by local moment analysis. The extent of systemic bioavailability (F) of 5'-DFUR was estimated to be 75.8%. After oral administration, the local absorption ratio (Fa) and the mean local absorption time (ta) of 5'-DFUR were estimated to be 65.8 +/- 7.3% of dose and 74.0 +/- 21.7 min, respectively. The Fa value was close to F, which suggests that the metabolic conversion from 5'-DFUR to 5-FU is not extensive in the liver. The mean absorption time (MAT), calculated to be 76.3 min, almost coincided with ta, which suggests that the mean hepatic trans...Continue Reading


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