Hemodialysis does not alter in vitro hepatic CYP3A4 and CYP2D6 metabolic activity in uremic serum

Brian S. Decker, Kalisha D. O'Neill, Mary A. Chambers, James E. Slaven, Zhangsheng Yu, David R. Jones, Sharon M. Moe

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There is a paucity of studies evaluating the change in liver metabolism in subjects receiving hemodialysis. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of uremic toxins on hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP)3A4 and CYP2D6 metabolism before and after a 4-hour hemodialysis session. Midazolam and dextromethorphan were incubated with uremic serum collected from subjects before and after the 4-hour hemodialysis session. Analysis and quantification of the 1′-OH-midazolam and 4-OH-midazolam and dextrorphan metabolites were performed by high-pressure liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Statistical analysis using the Student's t-test (paired) was used to compare the amount of metabolite formed. The mean amount of 1′-OH-midazolam, 4-OH-midazolam, and dextrorphan metabolites formed before and after hemodialysis did not significantly differ. There was no significant difference in CYP3A4 and CYP2D6 metabolic activity in uremic serum before and after hemodialysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
StatePublished - Dec 10 2013



  • CYP2D6
  • CYP3A4
  • Hemodialysis
  • Metabolism
  • Uremia

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  • Pharmacology (medical)

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