The in vitro metabolism of 12(R)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid was studied using freshly isolated rat liver microsomes. Ten metabolites were isolated and identified by a combination of ultraviolet spectroscopy and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The two major metabolites were dihdroxyeicosatetraenoic acids generated by ω /ω - 1 hydroxylation. Oxidation at C-5 resulted in the formation of four leukotriene-like compounds, two of which differed from leukotriene B4 in double-bond geometry alone. The other two differed from leukotriene B4 in olefin geometry and C-5 configuration. Epoxidation at the 14,15-olefin resulted in the formation of two diastereomeric epoxy alcohols, while C-16 hydroxylation gave two diastereomeric dihydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)/Lipids and Lipid Metabolism|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 3 1992|
- Cytochrome P-450
- Rat liver microsome
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