Journal article

EFFECT OF TOREMIFENE ON ANTIPYRINE ELIMINATION IN THE ISOLATED PERFUSED-RAT-LIVER

LK WEBSTER, AG ELLIS, JF BISHOP

Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1993

Abstract

Toremifene is a triphenylethylene antioestrogen with significant antitumor activity. It is structurally very similar to tamoxifen. Both drugs undergo extensive hepatic metabolism, and tamoxifen is known to inhibit hepatic mixed-function oxidases (MFO). Using the isolated perfused rat-liver model, we investigated the effect of toremifene on the elimination of antipyrine, a standard marker of MFO activity. Perfusate consisted of 20% red cells in a modified Krebs-Henseleit buffer, and 80 ml was recirculated at 14 ml/min for 3 h. High but clinically relevant steady-state toremifene levels of 3 and 10 micrograms/ml were achieved using bolus plus constant infusion into the reservoir. Elimination o..

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