In a comparison of NZB/NZW female mice either with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (28-33 weeks of age) or without overt SLE (7-13 weeks), the hepatic microsomal activities of ethoxycoumarin O-deethylation and aminopyrine N-demethylation were decreased 32% (p < 0.05) and 28% (p < 0.03), respectively, and cytochrome P-450 levels were decreased 34% (p < 0.01) in the mice with active SLE. These changes were not associated with age differences alone in 2 nonautoimmune strains. Active murine SLE is thus associated with significant depressions in both hepatic cytochrome P-450 levels and microsomal enzyme activities. The metabolism of drugs and endogenous substrates may thus be impaired in active SLE.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy