Decrease in the specific forms of cytochrome P-450 in liver microsomes of a mutant strain of rat with hyperbilirubinuria

Res Commun Chem Pathol Pharmacol. 1991 May;72(2):243-53.


Eisai-hyperbilirubinuria rats (EHBR) is a mutant originated from Sprague Dawley rats. The activities of UDP-glucuronyltransferase and drug metabolizing enzymes in EHBR were compared with those in Sprague Dawley rats as the control. The activity of aniline hydroxylase was significantly increased in liver microsomes of EHBR whereas the activity of ethylmorphine N-demethylase was found to be significantly decreased in EHBR as compared to control rats. In addition, the activity of testosterone 7 alpha-hydroxylase was increased in EHBR whereas the activity of testosterone 6 beta-hydroxylase was significantly decreased in EHBR as compared to control rats. Western blot analysis of liver microsomes of EHBR with antibodies to P-450IA2, P-450IIB1, P-450IIC11 and P-450IIIA2 showed that the amounts of P-450IIB1 and P-450IIIA2 in liver microsomes were significantly lower in EHBR than in control rats. These results indicated the form-specific alteration in the amounts of cytochrome P-450 in liver microsomes of EHBR.

MeSH terms

  • Aniline Hydroxylase / metabolism
  • Animals
  • Aryl Hydrocarbon Hydroxylases*
  • Bilirubin / analogs & derivatives
  • Bilirubin / metabolism
  • Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System / classification
  • Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System / metabolism*
  • Ethylmorphine-N-Demethylase / metabolism
  • Hyperbilirubinemia, Hereditary / metabolism*
  • Male
  • Microsomes, Liver / metabolism*
  • Oxygenases / metabolism
  • Rats
  • Rats, Mutant Strains
  • Steroid Hydroxylases / metabolism


  • bilirubin glucuronate
  • Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System
  • Oxygenases
  • Steroid Hydroxylases
  • Aniline Hydroxylase
  • Aryl Hydrocarbon Hydroxylases
  • testosterone 7-alpha-hydroxylase, hamster
  • Ethylmorphine-N-Demethylase
  • Bilirubin