Glucuronoconjugated metabolites have been conventionally studied by using β-glucuronidase enzymes to release the phase I metabolites. As anticipated, a number of nucleophilic functional groups such as hydroxyl, phenolic, acyl, primary secondary and tertiary amino, etc. UDP-glucose is then oxidized to UDP-glucuronic acid by NAD+ and UDP-glucose dehydrogenase (Figure 14.10). Metabolite formation was followed by h.p.l.c. Reproduced with permission from Buckley, D. B.; Klaassen, C. D. Drug Metab. UDP is hydrolyzed to UMP (uridine monophosphate) and inorganic phosphate, further ensuring the irreversibility of the coupling reaction. In the present study, a potential metabolic pathway of MGN, via carboxyl-linked glucuronic acid conjugation, was found. Table 1. As for C-glucuronidation, this reaction is seen in humans for 1,3-dicarbonyl drugs, such as sulfinpyrazone. 1988). In addition, intramolecular rearrangement has also been demonstrated in which the acyl group migrates from its initial C-1 position on glucuronic acid to position C-2 and subsequently, to C-3 and to C-4 resulting in the formation of position isomers that cannot be cleaved by β-glucuronidases, and in the opening of the pyranose ring. Like the pentose phosphate pathway (discussed later), it provides biosynthetic precursors and interconverts some less common sugars to ones that can be metabolized. Additionally, in most cases, glucuronic acid conjugation substantially increases the hydrophilicity of a drug enhancing its excretion. N.V. BHAGAVAN, in Medical Biochemistry (Fourth Edition), 2002. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. The level of the phenol-epoxide-DNA adduct formed in microsomal incubations (i.e. Mechanism of reactivity of acylglucuronides towards proteins. Other metabolic routes available to UDP-glucuronic acid are shown in Figure 15-15. This can lead to the formation of a free aldehyde group at C1, which can react with primary amino groups in proteins generating Schiff's bases. L-gulonic acid is the precursor of ascor­bic acid. The glucuronic acid pathway (Figure 15-15) is a quantitatively minor route of glucose metabolism. Synthesis of UDP-glucuronic acid. 4-Aminosalicylic acid, bumetanide, diflunisal, fenoprofen, furosemide, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, and naproxen were glucuronidated by 1A9 and benoxaprofen, clofibric acid, fenoprofen, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, naproxen, tiaprofenic acid, valproic acid, and zomepirac by 2B7 [29]. This observation has been confirmed by Sutherland et al. These linkages involve glycosidic bonds. Studies with Gunn rats, which are genetically deficient in bilirubin glucuronidation, revealed that the isoform(s) involved in glucuronidation of carboxylic acid-containing drugs was different from that responsible for bilirubin acyl conjugation, at least for the arylpropionic acids [28]. FIGURE 15-15. Figure 14.10. General mechanism for glucuronidation of morphine from UDP-Glucuronic acid. Jacques Magdalou, ... Mohamed Ouzzine, in The Practice of Medicinal Chemistry (Second Edition), 2003. The hyperbilirubinemia that results from the reduced or lost capacity to detoxify bilirubin can lead to an early death (Crigler–Najjar type 1). ! P=phosphate. Jacobson and Davidson (1962a) purified UDPG dehydrogenase 18-fold from whole rabbit skin and verified that the enzyme converts UDPG to UDP-glucuronic acid. Solubility Soluble in water. This technological advance has allowed assessment of the functional specificity of these UGTs. IJRRAS 14 (2) February 2013 Vina & al. Fig. The testing of phase I and phase II metabolite of new drug candidates is warranted by the FDA for approval of first in man studies. glucuronic acid conjugation), one molecule of glucuronic acid is transferred to the substrate from uridine-5′-diphospho-α-d-glucuronic acid (UDP-GlcA). In man and other primates, as well as in guineapigs, L-gulonic acid is oxidized to 3-keto-L-gulonic acid which is then decarboxylated to L-xylulose. Using an antibody that cross-reacted with all rat UGT isoforms, intense staining was demonstrated in rat proximal tubules, with less immunoreactivity in the distal tubules (Chowdhury et al. 1995). Alpha-D-glucuronic acid is a D-glucopyranuronic acid in which the anomeric centre has alpha-configuration. 2005). 1991). 3-3). They are of major importance in the conjugation and subsequent elimination of potentially toxic xenobiotics and endogenous compounds. This structural diversity of the substrates allows glucuronidation of a large range of exogenous and endogenous compounds. 31.37). 31.38. The coarse facial features are usually milder, and the gibbus is not pronounced. Contents. Renal UGTs can be induced by many classical inducing agents, including TCDD, Arochlor 1254, trans-stilbene oxide, β-naphthoflavone, and clofibrate (Lock 1994). Therefore, a defect in this gene can have dramatic consequences. Peaks A and B) was increased 2.7-fold (p<0.01) in the presence of UDPGA; the optimum effect was seen at 2mM UDPGA, corresponding to the peak in free BP 7,8-dihydrodiol level. Glucuronic Acid from Fermented Beverages 219 2.2. A common characteristic of the functional groups, despite their great chemical variety, is their nucleophilic character. The gene for β-glucuronidase has been cloned both from human and mouse.106–112 The exon–intron boundaries between the mouse and human genes are identical. This cofactor is generated by dehydrogenation of UDP-glucose, which is synthesized from glucose-1-phosphate and uridine triphosphate (Fig. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. First, in a series of reactions the cosubstrate uridine diphosphate glucuronic acid (UDPGA) is formed. The process also makes it easier for these substances, primarily hormones in this case, to be released in whatever location in the body they are needed. Fahl, ... C.R. The formation of acyl glucuronides is catalyzed by a membrane-bound enzyme, uridine 5’-diphosphate (UDP)-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT), which transfers the glucuronic acid moiety from UDP-glucuronic acid (UDP-GA) to the carboxyl group of the aglycone, resulting in ester-linked glucuronides. 2. This is the case with some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Metabolism of GlcUA in humans and in animals The salts of GlcUA are known as glucuronates (Figure 2, b). 1995). 31.38). HLM (n=5), HKM (n=6), HIM (n=5) and recombinant UGTs were incubated in the presence of either UDP-glucuronic acid or UDP-glucose and various concentrations of MPA. Under these conditions, 2mM UDPGA caused a 2.5-fold increase in diol metabolism suggesting a UDPGA-mediated removal of an inhibitor generated from BP. The reaction is catalysed by UDP-glucuronosyltrans-ferases (UGTs). Mildly acidic conditions, which are usually present in the urine, but not neutral pH, suffice to produce this situation. However, renal UGTs appear to be concentrated primarily, although not exclusively, in the proximal tubules, and thus cells in this region of the nephron may have activities comparable to those found in hepatocytes. INTRODUCTION • Occurs in the liver • Pathway catalyzes the conversion of glucose to: a. glucuronic acid where it provides UDP-glucuronic acid for conjugation [conjugation of bilirubin, steroids etc] and synthesis of glycosaminoglycans b. ascorbic acid (except in human beings and other species for which ascorbate is a vitamin) c. Pentoses d. HMP Shunt pathway e. Due to the presence of the carbonyl group, acylglucuronides undergo spontaneous cleavage of the O-glycosidic bond concomitant to nucleophilic attack on potential nucleophilic groups of proteins such as NH2 of lysines, SH of cysteines and OH of tyrosines (Fig. They noted that the enzyme activities were low, one-hundredth that of glycolytic enzymes; and that activities in pure epidermis (blister) were lower than those in slices that contained some dermis. We interpret these observations to suggest that the enzymes may be concentrated in their expected locale, the dermis; and that only slight activity resides in the epidermis. Hence, UGTs are predominantly detoxifying enzymes.1, In a few cases, however, UGTs enhance the toxicity of their substrates. An interesting example is that of morphine, which is conjugated on its phenolic and secondary alcohol groups to form the 3-O-glucuronide (a weak opiate antagonist) and the 6-O-glucuronide (a strong opiate agonist), respectively. Alimentary pentosuria may follow ingestion of large quantities of fruit, with L-arabinose and L-xylose occurring in high concentrations in urine. Fig. In mouse kidney, RNAs for several UGTs that are expressed at quite high levels, such as Ugt1a2, Ugt1a7c, Ugt2b5/37/38, Ugt2b35, and Ugt3a1/2, have been identified (Table 1). These results have been confirmed immunohistochemically in both adult rats and humans. They separated a crude fraction of rabbit skin extract that had UDP-glucuronate-5-epimerase activity—i.e., a fraction that converted the substrate to UDP-l-iduronate. The second part is the metabolism of D-glucuronic acid. This is a major, type 1, conjugation reaction occurring in most species with a wide variety of substrates, including endogenous substances. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Amadori rearrangement can then lead to a stable protein adduct, which may give rise to allergic reactions, a well-known drug toxicity of some NSAIDs. Great research, this is a very importaint study and I hope it will help move this drug forward. Mitiglinide (MGN) is a new potassium channel antagonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Of these, UGT1A3, UGT1A9, and UGT2B7 appear to be key isoforms in the glucuronidation of a wide range of xenobiotic carboxylic acids [27]. In general, the levels of induction are not very high; for example, TCDD treatment has been shown to induce renal 6-hydroxychrysene conjugation by UGT1A1 only twofold (Munzel et al. Conjugation with glucuronic acid is the major route for the biotransformation and elimination of carboxylic acid-containing drugs [1,2]. These metabolites can be formed from a wide variety of chemicals with the only common feature being the presence of an appropriate functional hydroxyl, carboxyl, amine, sulfhydryl or carbonyl group (Fig. Mentor: Alexander Arnold, Chemistry & Biochemistry. Therefore, the corresponding UGTs differ in their substrate specificities. Cloning studies using cDNA libraries from human liver have identified a number of novel uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) isoforms, resulting in a nomenclature for this gene superfamily. The most important family toxicologically is UGT1.54 A single gene codes for at least 10 different proteins of this family. 2 Biologic Description. Glucuronic acid is reduced to L-gulonic acid in the presence of reduced NADP. They also mentioned the presence of a third enzyme in rabbit skin extract, UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine-4-epimerase. They noted (1962b) that the major sulfated mucopolysaccharide of skin contains l-iduronate, the 5-epimer of the more usual component, d-glucuronate. These enzymes are endoplasmic reticulum, membrane-bound proteins,11 which utilize UDP-GlcA as a sugar donor and transfer glucuronic acid to available substrates, a process that forms β-d-glucuronides. Diol-epoxide modification of the DNA (i.e. Accordingly, the majority of the UGT substrates are not genotoxic. Owing to a mutation in exon 2 it lacks all UGT1 proteins. The xenobiotic substituents engaged in the glucuronic acid conjugation are nucleophilic. D-Glucuronic acid is used as pharmaceutical intermediate and in chemical research. 31.36). Figure 3-3. Some S-glucuronides are formed from aliphatic thiols, aromatic thiols and dithiocarboxylic acids. Gulonic acid is oxidized and decarboxylated to Lxylulose. UGT isoforms in rat kidney include UGT1A1, UGT1A3, UGT1A5, UGT1A6, UGT1A8, UGT2B8, and UGTB12, with UGT1A6 and UGT1A8 showing a gender difference with predominance in females (Shelby et al. Bilirubin glucuronidation occurs mainly via UGT1A1. The importance of glucuronidation lies in the plentiful supply of glucuronic acid in the liver and in the numerous functional groups forming glucuronide conjugates (e.g., phenols, alcohols, carboxylic acids, and amines) (Zhu et al., 2016). First, in a series of reactions, the co-substrate UDP-α … 1994). In expressed enzyme systems, major substrates for 1A3 were clofibric acid, fenoprofen, ibuprofen (R/S ratio in activity, 1.6), ketoprofen, naproxen, valproic acid, and ciprofibric acid. UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs)52 catalyze the formation of beta-d-glucuronides from a large variety of xenobiotics by their reaction with UDP-glucuronic acid (UDPGA). On the other hand, a few drugs and a number of xenobiotic aromatic amines are known to be N-hydroxylated and then O-glucuronidated. E.A. Second in importance to O-glucuronides are the N-glucuronides formed from carboxamides, sulfonamides, and various amines. The effect of UDPGA addition upon modification of DNA bases by (3H)BP derivatives was determined by examining modified DNA nucleosides which were resolved by LH-20 chromatography as previously described (4). In glucuronidation (i.e. The major endogenous substrates of the UGT2B isoforms are steroids and their metabolites such as estriol, hydroxyestradiol, androsterone and testosterone, and bile acids, such as hyodeoxycholic acid and lithocholic acid. Comparison of the renal distribution of human, rat, and mouse uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs). Several human liver UGTs have been cloned and the cDNAs expressed in heterologous cell lines. The main function of these acids is to combine with other substances such as drugs, toxins, and hormones, and either carry them to other parts of the body or eliminate them. Glucuronide conjugation is one of the most important and common Phase II reactions. MHD is metabolized further by conjugation with glucuronic acid. Click the thumbnail below to open the full sized poster in a new tab. UDP-glucose is then oxidized to UDP-glucuronic acid by NAD+ and UDP-glucose dehydrogenase. These metabolites that are formed in the liver by uridine 5′-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferases to increase the solubility of compounds and enable secretion. The hydroxylamines are converted into glucuronides as transport forms, which survive their journey in the blood from the liver where they are produced to the bladder where they dissociate and lead to bladder cancer (alternative conjugation reactions, sulfation and acetylation, of aromatic hydroxylamines form better leaving groups, which already dissociate at neutral pH).1,53, The families and subfamilies of UGTs52 are described elsewhere in this book (see 5.06 Principles of Drug Metabolism 2: Hydrolysis and Conjugation Reactions). P = phosphate. Dispos. ChEBI. Notes Store in cool place. Rats are less sensitive than humans to the toxic action of bilirubin. The resulting ester glucuronides can undergo acyl migration, i.e., the intramolecular transesterification from the C1 hydroxy group of the glucuronic acid to the C2 hydroxy group and further to the C3 and C4 hydroxy groups. Thanks for sharing your research! Like the pentose phosphate pathway, it provides biosynthetic precursors and interconverts some less common sugars to ones that can be metabolized. A positive test for urinary reducing substances, especially in the absence of clinical symptoms of diabetes mellitus, should be verified by a method that is specific for glucose. Because glucuronic acid is highly polar, its conjugation with less polar compounds such as steroids, bilirubin, and some drugs can reduce their activity and make them more water-soluble, thus facilitating renal excretion. The single glucuronide shown in this slide is the major metabolite found in the urine. The anchor groups listed above are often determinants or co-determinants of the biological activity of drugs and toxins, since they are frequently involved in the interaction with receptors or enzymes. Glucuronidation reactions are catalyzed by four families of closely related UGTs (Mackenzie et al. In many animals and higher plants, this can be converted to 2-ketogulonolactone, a precursor of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), by gulonolactone oxidase. Genes listed for human are based on the presence in tissue. Consequently, this appears to be the mechanism by which UDPGA stimulates BP metabolism and BP diol-epoxide modification of DNA. The first part consists of synthesis of UDP-glucuronic acid and release of free D-glucuronic acid. UDP-α-D-glucuronic acid is often involved in the phase II metabolism (conjugation) of lipophilic xeno- and endobiotics.These linkages involve glycosidic bonds with thiol, amine and hydroxy groups, or esterification with the carboxyl and hydroxyl groups. Glucuronidation is a phase II biotransformation reaction in which glucuronide acts as a conjugation molecule and binds to a substrate via the catalysis of glucuronosyltransferases. Peak D) was decreased approximately 35% at 2mM UDPGA, parallelling the decline in free BP 9-phenol level. 4. The mechanism of the reaction catalyzed by UGT is an SN2-type reaction. In humans, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits human liver UGT activities with bilirubin, 4-nitrophenol, and 4-methylumbelliferone was localized exclusively to proximal tubules (Peters et al. The role of subfamilies UGT3 and UGT8 (Mackenzie et al. 3-3). The anomeric center undergoes inversion during the enzymatic transfer of α-d-glucuronic acid in UDPGA to the acceptor substrate, resulting in the formation of the β-configuration (Fig. An experimental model for this disease is the Gunn rat. Bile acids are endogenous substrates for gly, taurine (occurs in microsomes) The members of the human UGT1 family (UGT1A1, UGT1A3, UGT1A4, UGT1A5, UGT1A6, UGT1A7, UGT1A8, UGT1A9, UGT1A10) are encoded by a complex of 17 exons forming the UGT1A locus. Heritable human diseases that have been attributed to such defects are the Crigler–Najjar syndrome and the Gilbert syndrome. Required fields are marked *. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. It is derived from glucose, a common carbohydrate (sugar) that is the primary source of energy for cells. Glucuronic acid conjugation can also result in enhanced genotoxicity. Related: Fatty acid-drug conjugate kills cancer cells in mice While the payload is an ADC’s weapon for killing cancer, chemical design of the linker can help wield that weapon more effectively. 2008) (Table 1). In the rat, no differences were observed in the renal UGT activity with acetaminophen as substrate between the age of 3 and 30 months (Tarloff et al. : Il pourrait également y avoir conjugaison ultérieure de cet acide avec un acide glucuronique. Lock, in Comprehensive Toxicology, 2010. In this reaction, glucuronic acid is added directly to the toxicant or its phase I metabolite. One possible phase II metabolites of acid compounds are glucuronic acid conjugates. In contrast to UGT1, human UGT2 members (UGT2B4, UGT2B7, UGT2B10, UGT2B11, UGT2B15, UGT2B17) are encoded by independent genes. Sex and species differences in renal glucuronidation have been identified; for example, rat kidney is unable to conjugate morphine (Rush and Hook 1984), while human kidney is deficient in bilirubin conjugation (Peters and Jansen 1988). Your email address will not be published. This nuclear receptor-mediated regulation may contribute to the tissue-specific expression patterns of UGTs (Zhou et al. Because glucuronic acid is highly polar, its conjugation with less polar compounds, such as steroids, bilirubin, and some drugs, can reduce their activity and make them more water-soluble, thus facilitating renal excretion. Because L-xylulose is a reducing sugar, tests for urinary reducing substances that are intended to detect glucose may result in an erroneous diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. The first steps are identical to those of glycogen synthesis, i.e., formation of glucose-6-phosphate, its isomerization to glucose-1-phosphate, and activation of glucose-1-phosphate to form UDP-glucose. As a consequence of this diversity, the products of glucuronidation are classified as O-, N-, S- and C-glucuronides. Formation and elimination of β-1-O-acyl glucuronide. 1 Structures Expand this section. [ gloo″ku-ron´ik] a uronic acid formed by oxidation of C-6 of glucose to a carboxy group; it occurs in proteoglycans (mucopolysaccharides), and is important in the conjugation of xenobiotics; it is conjugated to many poisons and drugs by the liver, forming glucuronides, which markedly decreases their toxicity and enhances their excretion by the liver, intestine, and kidney. 1986; Hobkirk et al. 31.35). 31.36. In essential pentosuria, a clinically benign inborn error of metabolism, L-xylulose reductase (also known as NADP-linked xylitol dehydrogenase) is abnormal or absent, and large amounts (1-4 g/day) of L-xylulose appear in the urine. Glucuronic acid is a product of glucose metabolism, and conjugation with glucuronic acid forms glucuronide metabolites. These isoforms contain identical carboxyl terminal sequences encoded by the last four exons of the locus. 1977; Hjelle et al. UGTs are not uniformly distributed throughout renal tissue, but follow a pattern similar to that found for P450s. All microsomes investigated formed both MPAG and AcMPAG. Glucuronic acid binding site, based on docking to apo enzyme 2B7structure indicates the site is nearly invariant among all human UGTs. Ascorbic Acid is C 6 H 8 O 6. The glucuronides formed are, in general, less biologically active and more polar than their aglycone substrates and are hence more readily excreted in the urine. Thus studies with a number of different substrates have demonstrated activities that are highest in the cortex and lowest in the medulla (Fowler et al. Glucuronic acid, found in heparan sulfate, dermatan sulfate, and chondroitin 4/6 sulfate, is hydrolyzed by β-glucuronidase. Glucuronic Acid The Role of the Skin in Carbohydrate Metabolism. 1987). It is well-known that hydrolysis with β-glucuronidase presents some limitations that may result in the underestimation of some conjugates. A study has examined the ontogeny of UGTs in human embryonic and fetal kidney using an antibody raised against a rat liver UGT that catalyzes the glucuronidation of testosterone and 4-nitrophenol (Hume et al. Genes listed for rodents are based on high expression from branched DNA analysis. 1989; Yue et al. The UGT2 subfamily isoforms have been shown to glucuronidate steroids, including bile acids and catechol estrogens. UDP glucuronate is a metabolically active form of glucuronate which is utilized from the conjugation of many substances like bilirubin, steroid hormones, and drugs. One possible phase II metabolites of acid compounds are glucuronic acid conjugates. Similar to P450 (see earlier), evidence is emerging that UGTs can be regulated by nuclear receptors such as AhR, CAR, PXR, and PPAR. The mucopolysacchariduria consisted mostly of chondroitin-4/6-sulfate.105 The enzyme deficiency β-glucuronidase can be documented using white blood cells and cultured skin fibroblasts. (1993), who reported conjugation of phenol but not bilirubin. In isolated adult human renal proximal tubule cells, UGT1A1, UGT1A6, and UGT2B7 were detected (Lash et al. Substrates that form reactive glucuronides: (1) ketoprofen; (2) naproxen; (3) clofibric acid; (4) diclofenac; (5) diflunisal; (6) valproic acid; (7) all-trans retinoic acid; (8) bilirubin; (9) N-hydroxy-2-acetylaminofluorene. D-Xylulose, after conversion of xylulose 5-phosphate, is metabolized in the pentose phosphate pathway or converted to oxalate via formation of xylulose-1-phosphate, glycoaldehyde, and glycolate. Glucuronic Acid Conjugation. in a diverse set of chemical compounds are known to form the corresponding glucuronides. The first steps are identical to those of glycogen synthesis, i.e., formation of glucose-6-phosphate, its isomerization to glucose-1-phosphate, and activation of glucose-1-phosphate to form UDP-glucose. The glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) then catalyze the transfer of glucuronic acid from UDPGA to a … Synthesis of uridine-5/-diphospho-α-d-glucuronic acid (UDP-GlcA) and glucuronyltransferase-catalysed glucuronidation of a phenol. Since this is a four-electron oxidation, two molecules of NAD+ are used for each molecule of UDP-glucuronic acid formed. In both conditions, urine is positive for reducing substances. Yellow: completely conserved. Carboxylic acids, alcohols, … Conjugation of benzoic acid with glycine---->hippuric acid 1842 4. UGTs have been classified into two main families, UGT1 and UGT2. These range from the endogenous bilirubin to pharmacologically active drugs such as morphine, to carcinogen precursors, such as benzo[a]pyrene-7,8-dihydrodiol. Aromatic amines, including important human carcinogens, are metabolized by CYPs (preferentially CYP1A2) to aromatic hydroxylamines. Ribosuria may occur in some muscular dystrophy patients. As more UGTs are cloned and expressed, the substrate specificity and inducibility of these enzymes in the kidney will become clearer. This study describes the synthesis of one of the starting materials, which include the reaction of allyl bromide and glucuronic acid. Conjugation with glucuronic acid is a major pathway in the biotransformation and elimination of a wide variety of lipophilic compounds of both endogenous and exogenous origin (Coughtrie 1992; Dutton 1980). Differential splicing results in mRNAs that differ in the sequence of their first exon and are identical in the sequences of exons 2–5. In humans and other primates and in guinea pigs, absence of this enzyme makes ascorbic acid an essential dietary ingredient (Chapter 38). During early gestation, UGT immunoreactivity was found to be widespread throughout the collecting duct and tubular systems, but as the nephrons develop reactivity it became predominantly localized to the proximal tubules (Hume et al. 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