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Wei sheng yan jiu = Journal of hygiene research

Authors: Qin, GH  Meng, ZQ 
Citation: Qin GH and Meng ZQ, Wei Sheng Yan Jiu. 2006 Sep;35(5):554-6.
RGD ID: 2301458
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:17086701

OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of sulfur dioxide (SO2) on activities and mRNA expression of hepatic and pulmonary cytochrome P4502B1 and 2E1 in rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were housed in exposure chambers and treated with 14, 28 and 56 mg/m3 SO2 for 6 h/d for 7 days, while control rats were exposed to filtered air in the same condition. The activities of CYP2E1 of rats were measured by spectrophotometry. Fluorescence spectrophotometry was used to study the activities of CYP2B1. The mRNAs of CYP2B1 and 2E1 were analyzed in livers and lungs by using a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay. RESULTS: In the liver, decreases of CYP2B1 activity and mRNA were observed at higher dose of SO2 (28 and 56 mg/m3). However, the CYP2E1-dependent p-nitrophenol hydroxylases (p-NP) and mRNA were unaltered by SO2 at all detected concentrations. For lungs, CYP2B1 activity was unaltered by SO2 at low concentrations, except for a significant decrease in the rats exposed to SO2 at 56mg/m3, however, SO2 at higher concentrations (28 and 56 mg/m3) significantly decreased CYP2B1 mRNA. Significant inhibition of p-NP was observed in lungs of rats exposed to SO2 at 28 and 56 mg/m3. SO2 at higher concentrations (28 and 56 mg/m3) decreased significantly pulmonary CYP2E1 mRNA relative to control animals. CONCLUSION: It was suggested that SO2 exposure could suppress the activities and mRNA expression of hepatic CYP2B1 and pulmonary CYP2B1 and 2E1 of rats.


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Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Cyp2b1  (cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily b, polypeptide 1)

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