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Purification of a new cytochrome P-450 from human liver microsomes.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
0006-3002
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
840
Issue
3
Pages
364–370
Identifiers
PMID: 4005291
Source
Medline

Abstract

Using a classical methodology of purification consisting of three chromatographic steps (Octyl-Sepharose, DEAE-cellulose, CM-cellulose) we have purified a new cytochrome P-450 from human liver microsomes. It was called cytochrome P-450(9). It has been proven to be different from all precedingly purified human liver microsomal cytochrome P-450 isozymes by its immunological and electrophoretical properties. It does not cross-react with any rat liver cytochrome P-450 and anti-cytochrome P-450(9) does not recognize rat liver microsomes; thus this cytochrome P-450(9) is specific to humans. This cytochrome P-450 isozyme exists in low amounts in human liver microsomes and exhibits an important quantitative polymorphism. In reconstituted system, cytochrome P-450(9) is able to hydroxylate all substrates tested but is not specific of any; its exact role in xenobiotic metabolism in man remains to be elucidated.

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