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Collagenase - alone or in combination for the preparation of hepatocytes? The effect on phase 1 and phase 2 biotransformations

Sinclair, J.A. and Henderson, C.J. and Martin, I.J. and Grant, M.H. and Tettey, J.N.A. (2007) Collagenase - alone or in combination for the preparation of hepatocytes? The effect on phase 1 and phase 2 biotransformations. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 59 (S1). A16. ISSN 0022-3573

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the effect of digestion enzymes on metabolic biotransformations in suspensions of isolated rat hepatocytes. Isolated rat hepatocytes are a valuable whole cell in vitro tool for drug metabolism and toxicity studies. Several modifications of the original two-stage collagenase perfusion technique (Seglen 1972) have been reported for the preparation of hepatocytes. However, there are very limited published data on the influence of isolation procedures on phase 1 and phase 2 biotransformations in rat hepatocytes.