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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Identification And Human Pharmacokinetics Of Dihydroergotoxine Metabolites In Man: Preliminary Results.
Author: Bicalho, Beatriz
Giolo, Juliana Marconi
Lilla, Sergio
De Nucci, Gilberto
Abstract: Dihydroergotoxine is a mixture of semi-synthetic ergot alkaloids mainly used for age-related cognitive impairment. In this study, dihydroergotoxine (30 microM) was added to incubates of rat and bovine liver microsomes, and the resulting major metabolites were identified as hydroxy-dihydroergocornine, hydroxy-dihydroergocryptine and hydroxy-dihydroergocristine on the basis of molecular mass measurements, determined with a time-of-flight mass spectrometer. The relevance of these to humans was then investigated by simultaneously monitoring dihydroergotoxine and its hydroxy-metabolites in human plasma by LC-MS/MS after oral dosing of dihydroergotoxine mesylate (27 mg) to a healthy volunteer (male, age 45, height 1.93 m, weight 103 kg). In this preliminary approach, the peaks (C(max)) of dihydroergocornine, dihydroergocryptine and dihydroergocristine were about 0.04 microg/l. The peaks (C(max)) of their hydroxy-metabolites were 0.98, 0.53 and 0.30 microg/l, respectively. In conclusion, in this preliminary approach it was found that hydroxy-dihydroergocornine, hydroxy-dihydroergocryptine and hydroxy-dihydroergocristine were one order of magnitude higher in concentration than their parents in human plasma.
Subject: Administration, Oral
Area Under Curve
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
Chromatography, Liquid
Ergoloid Mesylates
Microsomes, Liver
Middle Aged
Molecular Structure
Molecular Weight
Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Vasodilator Agents
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1002/bdd.585
Date Issue: 2008
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