Inhibition of sulfation of phenols in vivo by 2,6-dichloro-4-nitrophenol: Selectivity of its action in relation to other conjugations in the rat in vivo

H. Koster, E. Scholtens, G. J. Mulder

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    The effect of 2,6-dichloro-4-nitrophenol, an inhibitor of the sulfation of the phenolic compound harmol in vivo, on the sulfation of other phenolic substances and on various conjugation reactions has been studied in the rat in vivo. Compounds chemically related to 2,6-dichloro-4-nitrophenol were also tested as sulfation inhibitors. 2,6-Dichloro-4-nitrophenol inhibited the sulfation of phenol while it had no effect on biliary excretion of dibromosulphthalein, glucuronidation of phenolphthalein, acetylation of procainamide ethobromide or glutathione conjugation of ethacrynic acid. It is concluded that of these conjugation reactions sulfation is inhibited selectively at the dose level used. Some phenols with chloro- or nitro-substituents effectively inhibited the sulfation of harmol but to a lesser extent than 2,6-dichloro-4-nitrophenol. Many other phenols did not affect the conjugation of harmol, which is both glucuronidated and sulfated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)340-344
    Number of pages5
    JournalMedical biology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1979

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