Porphyrin and Heme Synthesis and Bilirubin Metabolism

By contrast, as discussed above, the loss of prosthetic heme following P450 suicide inactivation may be repaired by reconstituting the holoenzyme with freshly supplied heme, provided heme is readily available and the apoprotein is still competent for heme reconstitution. On the other hand, covalent modification of the P450 heme can significantly activate P450 proteolytic disposal if heme availability is insufficient to repair the hemoprotein. This is the case of 4-ethyl-DDC-mediated suicide inactivation of CYP2C11 via N-ethylation of one or more of its pyrrole moieties (; ; ) and consequent inhibition of heme synthesis. In the absence of sufficient heme, the N-ethylated heme moiety of CYP2C11 is possibly not replaced, thereby resulting in a “heme-stripped” CYP2C11 protein. In vivo, under these circumstances, this protein is rapidly cleared via ubiquitin-dependent proteasomal degradation (; ). Heme inhibits this CYP2C11 loss not only by functionally reconstituting any available heme-stripped CYP2C11 protein rendering it less proteolytically susceptible, but also by blocking the proteasomal degradation of any heme-stripped CYP2C11 protein that has incurred ubiquitination, and thus leading to the accumulation of the ubiquitinated CYP2C11 species. Because intact CYP2C11 is normally degraded via autophagic lysosomal degradation (), prosthetic heme incorporation thus appears to control the route of CYP2C11 protein degradation and thus its ultimate cellular fate.

Effect of succinylacetone on heme and cytochrome P450 synthesis in ..

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Here we showed that FLVCR1a is essential for the maintenance of heme and iron homeostasis in the liver and that its function is strictly associated with the heme biosynthetic process that is crucial for the control of CYP activity.

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To test whether the main determinant for CYP expression/function was the size of heme pool or the rate of heme synthesis, both impaired in Flvcr1a-deleted liver, we treated wild-type mice with dexamethasone or Be(a)P alone or together with hemin, to mimic heme overload occurring in Flvcr1afl/fl;alb-cre mice, or with succinylacetone or DL-penicillamine, 2 inhibitors of heme biosynthesis. As expected, dexamethasone and Be(a)P treatment caused a marked increase in ALAS1 activity as well as in CYP expression/activity, and HO-1 expression/activity was only slightly induced (A and B). Hemin co-treatment significantly reduced hepatic ALAS1 activity, while increasing HO-1 expression/activity, compared with mice treated with dexamethasone or Be(a)P only (A and B). This correlated nicely with a reduced expression and activity of CYPs (B). Similarly, we observed that co-treatment with Be(a)P and the ALAS-inhibitor DL-penicillamine decreased ALAS activity as well as the expression and activity of CYP1A1 (A and B, right). Administration of succinylacetone, a heme synthesis inhibitor acting on 5-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase downstream of ALAS1, caused a feedback up-regulation of ALAS1 activity, as expected, but a decrease in CYP3A activity, as a consequence of reduced heme availability (A and B, left). We can conclude that the effect of heme overload on cytochrome function parallels that of heme synthesis inhibition, fostering the concept that cytochrome function is strictly associated to de novo heme production rather than to heme pool size itself.

Heme and Heme Biosynthesis Intermediates Induce Heme Oxygenase-1 and Cytochrome P450 2A5, ..
Cytochrome P450 induction = Increased synthesis of Cytochrome P450 (has heme ..

by both excessive heme and chemicals that inhibit heme synthesis.

Flvcr1afl/fl;alb-cre mice accumulated heme and iron in liver despite up-regulation of heme oxygenase 1, ferroportin, and ferritins. Hepatic heme export activity of Flvcr1a was closely associated with heme biosynthesis, which is required to sustain cytochrome induction. Upon cytochromes P450 stimulation, Flvcr1afl/fl;alb-cre mice had reduced cytochrome activity, associated with accumulation of heme in hepatocytes. The expansion of the cytosolic heme pool in these mice was likely responsible for the early inhibition of heme synthesis and increased degradation of heme, which reduced expression and activity of cytochromes P450.

Tissue-Specific Regulation of Iron Metabolism and Heme Synthesis: Distinct Control Mechanisms in ..

Heme Synthesis and Defects Simplified

N2 - Cytochrome P450s (cyt P450s) are the major oxidative enzymes in human oxidative metabolism of drugs and xenobiotic chemicals. In nature, the iron heme cyt P450s utilize oxygen and electrons delivered from NADPH by a reductase enzyme to oxidize substrates stereo- and regioselectively. Significant research has been directed toward achieving these events electrochemically. This Feature Article discusses the direct electrochemistry of cyt P450s in thin films and the utilization of such films for electrochemically driven biocatalysis. Maintaining and confirming structural integrity and catalytic activity of cyt P450s in films is an essential feature of these efforts. We highlight here our efforts to elucidate the influence of iron heme spin state and secondary structure of human cyt P450s on voltammetric and biocatalytic properties, using methodologies to quantitatively describe the dynamics of these processes in thin films. We also describe the first cyt P450/reductase films that accurately mimic the natural biocatalytic pathway and show how they can be used with voltammetry to elucidate key mechanistic features. Such bioelectronic cyt P450 systems have high value for future drug development, toxicity screening, fundamental investigations, and chemical synthesis systems.

Synthesis of heme and cytochrome P-450 have been studied in adult rat hepatocytes in primary monolayer culture

The first common intermediate in heme synthesis across all life ..

In addition to serving as the prosthetic moiety of cellular hemoproteins and finely tuning the size of the hepatic “free” heme pool through regulation of the enzymes involved in its own synthesis and degradation, heme plays important regulatory roles in transcriptional, translational and posttranslational events (; ; ; ; ). Abundant biological precedents of heme regulation of cellular proteins exist, but the mechanisms of such regulation vary considerably (; ). Thus heme can regulate the content and function of certain cellular proteins by controlling their synthesis at transcriptional, translational or posttranscriptional/posttranslational steps (maturation and/or degradation of the corresponding mRNAs and proteins) (; ; and references therein). While the list of proteins so regulated is vast and continuously expanding, only a few select examples will be discussed as plausible paradigms available for the heme regulation of P450 hemoproteins.