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Inhibition of cytosolic phospholipase A(2)alpha (cPLA(2)alpha) is assumed to provide a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of many inflammatory diseases. 1-[3-(4-Octylphenoxy)-2-oxopropyl]indole-5-carboxylic acid (2) is a potent inhibitor of cPLA(2)alpha. An important part of the pharmacophore of 2 is its activated electrophilic ketone moiety. Since it is known that activated ketones may be metabolically unstable, the metabolism of 2 by rat liver microsomes was investigated. For quantification of the metabolites normal-phase HPLC/UV on a cyano column was used, because under reversed-phase conditions with aqueous solvents 2 was partly transformed into its hydrate resulting in chromatograms with splitted peaks. Under the conditions applied about 30% of 2 were metabolized. The main metabolite was the alcohol 4 as shown by LC/MS(n).


Jörg Fabian, Matthias Lehr. Normal-phase HPLC and HPLC-MS studies of the metabolism of a cytosolic phospholipase A(2)alpha inhibitor with activated ketone group by rat liver microsomes. Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis. 2007 Jan 17;43(2):601-5

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