The use of a deuterated calibrator for in vivo recovery estimations in microdialysis studies
2008 (English)In: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ISSN 0022-3549, E-ISSN 1520-6017, Vol. 97, no 8, 3433-3441 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
One of the crucial issues in quantitative microdialysis is the reliability of recovery estimates to correctly estimate unbound drug tissue concentrations. If a deuterated calibrator is used for retrodialysis, the calibrator has the same properties as the study drug. However, recovery of the calibrator may be affected by the presence of the drug in the tissues. The aim of this study was to investigate the recovery of deuterated morphine with time in the absence and presence of morphine in rat tissues. Microdialysis probes were placed in the brain and blood of eight rats. Ringer's solution containing D3-morphine was perfused throughout the study and recovery was estimated. After a stabilization period of 3 h, an exponential infusion of morphine was administered over 4 h. The presence of morphine did not affect the recovery of D3-morphine from brain or blood. The average recovery values (SD) were 0.145 (0.039) and 0.131 (0.048) during the stabilization and infusion periods, respectively, for the brain probe and 0.792 (0.055) and 0.790 (0.084), respectively, for the blood probe. The recovery of deuterated morphine was stable over time in the brain and in blood, and was not affected by the presence of pharmacologically concentrations of morphine.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 97, no 8, 3433-3441 p.
microdialysis, active transport, blood-brain barrier, efflux pumps, ABC transporters
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-13336DOI: 10.1002/jps.21217ISI: 000258081100042PubMedID: 17990306OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-13336DiVA: diva2:41106