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1 1 Flow of information in a drug discovery pipeline Bioinformatics Computational and Combinatorial Chemisty

2 2 Predictive ADME Absorption Distribution Metabolism Elimination Pharmacokinetic Bioavailability

3 3 Why is the prediction of ADME parameters so important ? reasons that cause the failure of a potential drug candidate

4 4 Bioavailablity of Drugs (I)

5 5 Bioavailability of Drugs (II) Uptake of orally administered drug proceeds after the stomach passage via the small intestine. In the liver, a series of metabolic transformation occurs.

6 6 Cytochrome P450 The super-family of cytochrome P450 enzymes has a crucial role in the metabolism of drugs. Almost every drug is processed by some of these enzymes. This causes a reduced bioavailability. Cytochrome P450 enzymes show extensive structural polymorphism (differences in the coding region).

7 7 Cytochrome P450 metabolisms (I) During first liver passage: First pass effect extensive chemical transformation of lipophilic or heavy (MW >500) compounds. They become more hydrophilic (increased water solubility) and are therefore easier to excreat. Predominantly cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes are responsible for the reactions belonging to phase I. Usually, the reaction is a monooxygenation.

8 8 Cytochrome P450 Metabolismus (II) The substrates are monooxygenated in a catalytic cycle. The iron is part of a HEM moiety

9 9 Cytochrome P450 Metabolismus (III) The cytochromes involved in the metabolism are mainly monooxygenases that evolved from the steroid and fatty acid biosynthesis. So far, 17 families of CYPs with about 50 isoforms have been characterized in the human genome. classification:CYP 3 A 4 family >40% sequence- homology sub-family >55% sequence- homology isoenzyme *15 A-B allel

10 10 Cytochrome P450 gene families CYP450 Human 14+ Plants 22 Insects 3 Fungi 11 Yeasts 2 Nematodes 3 Bacteria 18 Molluscs 1

11 11 Human cytochrome P450 family Of the super-family of all cytochromes, the following families were confirmed in humans: CYP 1-5, 7, 8, 11, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 27, 39, 46, 51 Function: CYP 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 3metabolismus of xenobiotica CYP 2G1, 7, 8B1, 11, 17, 19, 21, 27A1, 46, 51 steroid metabolism CYP 2J2, 4, 5, 8A1fatty acid metabolism CYP 24 (vitamine D), 26 (retinoic acid), 27B1 (vitamine D),...

12 12 Cytochrome P450 enzymes (I) Flavin Monooxygenase Isoenzyme Alkohol Dehydrogenase Aldehyd Oxidase Monoamin Dehydrogenase (MAO) The redox activity is mediated by an iron porphyrin in the active center

13 13 Cytochrome P450 enzymes (II) Despite the low sequence identity between CYPs from different organisms, the tertiary structure is highy conserved. In contrast to bacterial CYPs, the microsomal mammalian CYPs possess an additional transmembrane helix that serves as an anchor in the membrane Superposition of hCYP 2C9 (1OG5.pdb) and CYP 450 BM3 (2BMH.pdb) Bacillus megaterium

14 14 Cytochrome P450 enzymes (III) The structures of several mammalian CYPs have now been determined in atomistic detail and are available from the Brookhaven Database: 1DT6.pdb CYP 2C5 rabbitSep OG5.pdb CYP 2C9 humanJul PO5.pdb CYP 2B4 rabbitOct PQ2.pdb CYP 2C8 humanJan 2004 They are suitable templates for deriving homology models of further CYPs

15 15 Cytochrome P450 enzymes (IV) The majority of CYPs is found in the liver, but certain CYPs are also present in the wall cells of the inestine The mammalian CYPs are bound to the endoplasmic reticulum, and are therefore membrane bound.

16 16 Cytochrome P450 enzymes (V) Especially CYP 3A4, CYP 2D6, and CYP 2C9 are involved in the metabolism of xenobiotics and drugs.

17 17 Substrate specificity of CYPs (I) spezific substrates of particular human CYPs CYP 1A2verapamil, imipramine, amitryptiline, caffeine (arylamine N-oxidation) see also CYP 2A6nicotine CYP 2C9diclofenac, naproxen, piroxicam, warfarin CYP 2C19diazepam, omeprazole, propanolol CYP 2D6amitryptiline, captopril, codeine, mianserin, chlorpromazine CYP 2E1dapsone, ethanol, halothane, paracetamol CYP 2B6cyclophosphamid CYP 3A4alprazolam, cisapride, terfenadine,...

18 18 Substrate specificity of CYPs (II) Decision tree for human P450 substrates CYP 1A2, CYP 2A-E, CYP 3A4 Lit: D.F.V. Lewis Biochem. Pharmacol. 60 (2000) 293 Volume low high CYP 3A4 CYP 2E1 medium pK a acidic CYP 2C9 basic CYP 2D6 neutral CYP 1A2, CYP 2A, 2B planarity low CYP 2B6 high CYP 1A2 medium CYP 2A6

19 19 Cytochrome P450 polymorphisms „Every human differs (more or less) “ That mean: The same genotype enables different phenotypes The genotype, however, is determined by the individual DNA sequence. Human: two sets of chromosomes The phenotype can be distinguished by the actual activity or the amount of the expressed CYP enzyme. Depending on the metabolic activity, three major cathegories of metabolizers are separated: extensive metabolizer (normal), poor metabolizer, and ultra-rapid metabolizer (increased metabolism of xenobiotics) Lit: K. Nagata et al. Drug Metabol. Pharmacokin 3 (2002) 167

20 20 CYP 2D6 Polymorphism (I) The polymorphismus of CYP 2D6 (debrisoquine 4- hydroxylase) has been studied in great detail, as metabolic differences have first been described for debrisoquine and sparteine (antipsychotics) localized on chromosome 22 Of the 75 allels, 26 exprime CYP2D6 proteines see

21 21 CYP 2D6 Polymorphism (II) Lit: J. van der Weide et al. Ann. Clin. Biochem 36 (1999) 722


23 23 CYP 2D6 Polymorphism (III) variability of debrisoquine-4-hydroxylation homocygote extensive metabolizers = metabolic rate = number of individuals (european population) heterocygote extensive metabolizers homocygote poor metabolizers Lit: T. Winkler Deutsche Apothekerzeitung 140 (2000) 38

24 24 Polymorphisms of further CYPs CYP 1A2 individual: fast, medium, and slow turnover of caffeine CYP 2B6 missing in 3-4 % of the caucasian population CYP 2C9 deficit in 1-3 % of the caucasian population CYP 2C19 individuals with inactive enzyme (3-6 % of the caucasian and % of the asian population) CYP 2D6 poor metabolizers in 5-8 % of the european, 10 % of the caucasian, and <1% of the japanese population. Over expression (gene duplication) among parts of the african and oriental population. CYP 3A4 only few mutations

25 25 Genotyping for P450 alleles Affymetrix (US) has developped microarrays (gene chips) using immobilized synthetic copies of P450 nucleotides, that allow the identification of all clinically relevant allelic variants.

26 26 Induction and regulation of CYP3A (I) A series of xenobiotics have been identified, that lead to increased expression of enzymes of the CYP3A family. Indinavirantiviral efavirenz antiviral cyclosporinimmuno-suppressant carbamazepineantispychotic atorvastatinHMG CoA Reductase Inhibitor tamoxifenanti-hormone These bind to the pregnane X receptor (PXR) which is the transcription factor for the regulation of the CYP3A gene expression. Lit: T.M. Wilson et al. Nature Rev. Drug Disc. 1 (2002) 259

27 27 Induction and regulation of CYP3A (II) The PXR receptor functions together with the retinoid X receptor (RXR) as a heterodimer. CYP3A induction leads to an increased metabolism of the administered substance due to upregulated enzymes. This can cause adverse reactions, like inflammation of the liver (hepatitis).

28 28 RXR and other nuclear receptors (I) As a specific, endogen activator of RXR, 5  -pregnane- 3,20-dione has been identified. In contrast, PXR is much less specific and is activated by glucocorticoids as well as by anti-glucocorticoids. Conversely, the unspecific constitutive androgen receptor (CAR) is found in the cytoplasm and dimerizes with PXR in the nucleus. Analog to PXR, the CYP2B gene is regulated. Likewise high sequence homology has been found for the vitamine D receptor (VDR) that regulates CYP27, and for the arylhydrocarbon receptor (AHR) (dioxin receptor).

29 29 RXR and other nuclear receptors (II) These nuclear receptors all belong to a family of transcription factors. Each one possess a double zink- finger DNA-binding domain (DBD), and a larger ligand binding domain (LBD) which is carboxy terminal. They have been called orphan nuclear receptors as their ligands have been found later.

30 30 Nuclear Receptors as Drug Targets Contribution to the human genome and number of marketed drugs

31 31 Induction and regulatiion of CYP3A (III) hyperforin, a natural ingredient of St. John‘s wort (Johanniskraut, Hypericum performatum) exhibits the highest measured affinity to PXR (K d = 27 nM) so far. Application: remedy against cholestasis, mild antidepressant

32 32 Induction and regulation of CYP3A (IV) X-ray structure of PXR with bound hyperforin (1M13.pdb) Lit: R.E. Watkins et al. Biochemistry 42 (2003) 1430

33 33 Induction of further CYPs CYP 1A2omeprazole, insulin, aromatic hydrocarbons (cigarette smoking, charbroiled meat) CYP 2C9rifampicin, secobarbital CYP 2C19carbamazepine, prednisone CYP 2D6dexamethason CYP 2E1ethanol, isoniazid CYP 3A4glucocorticoide, phenobarbitone, rifampicin, nevirapine, sulfadimindine, nevirapine, sulfinpyrazone, troglitazone causes increased caffeine level in the plasma, if you quit smoking.

34 34 Typical inhibitors of various CYPs CYP 1A2cimetidine, ciprofloxacine, enoxacine... grapefruit juice (naringin, 6‘,7‘-dihydroxy- bergamottin) CYP 2C9chloramphenicol, amiodarone, omeprazole,... CYP 2C19fluoxetine, fluvastatin, sertraline,... CYP 2D6fluoxetine, paroxetine, quinidine, haloperidol, ritonavir,... CYP 2E1disulfiram, cimetidine,... CYP 3A4cannabinoids, erythromycin, ritonavir, ketokonazole, grapefruit juice see also

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