Aug 24, 1976

The effect of beta-adrenergic blocking agents on experimental porphyria induced by 3,5-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydrocollidine (DDC) in vivo and in vitro

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta
N SchoenfeldA Atsmon

Abstract

The effect of DL-propranolol on 3',5'-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydrocollidine-induced experimental porphyria was studied. DL-Propranolol, a beta-adrenergic blocking agent with non-specific membrane effects, partially inhibited 3',5'-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydrocollidine-induced delta-aminolevulinate synthetase activity both in rats and in chick embryo liver cells in culture. In rats, DL-propranolol decreased urinary delta-aminolevulinate and porphobilinogen but no change occurred in the 24-h urinary excretion of total porphyrins and in the concentration of porphyrins in the liver. In cultured chick embryo liver cells treated with 3',5'-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydrocollidine, DL-propranolol decreased accumulation of porphyrins in the medium. D-Propranolol, oxprenolol and quinidine acted like DL-propranolol in chick embryo liver cells in culture treated with 3',5'-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydrocollidine. Pindolol, practolol and lidocaine had no effect. Phenobarbitone had a synergistic effect on the induction of delta-aminolevulinate synthetase by 3',5'-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydrocollidine in cultures of chick embryo liver cells. This induction was partially inhibited by propranolol. However, the increased accumulation of porphyrins i...Continue Reading

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Porphobilinogen
Disorders of Porphyrin Metabolism
Pyridines
Tissue Membrane
Practolol
Dicarbethoxydihydrocollidine
3,5-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydrocollidine
5-Aminolevulinate synthase
Etiology
Phenobarbital

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