The oxygenation of an aldehyde, 11-oxo-Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol to a carboxylic acid, Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol-11-oic acid was catalyzed by cytochrome P-450 MUT-2 purified from hepatic microsomes of male ddN mice. The oxygenation mechanism was confirmed by the incorporation of oxygen-18 from molecular oxygen into the carboxylic acid formed. An aldehyde form but not a hydrated form of 11-oxo-Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol may be a substrate for the cytochrome P-450. The oxygenation of aldehyde catalyzed by cytochrome P-450 might be a common metabolic reaction in biological systems, and should be considered as an additional role of cytochrome P-450 in biotransformation of endogenous compounds and xenobiotics.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 15 1991|
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