Pharmacokinetics in rats of 2,4,5,2',4',5'-hexachlorobiphenyl, an unmetabolizable lipophilic model compound

Mühlebach, S. and Bickel, M. H.. (1981) Pharmacokinetics in rats of 2,4,5,2',4',5'-hexachlorobiphenyl, an unmetabolizable lipophilic model compound. Xenobiotica, 11 (4). pp. 249-257.

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1. Pharmacokinetics of the unmetabolizable lipophilic model compound, 2,4,5,2',4',5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (6-CB) was studied in rats, using g.l.c. and 14C methods. 2. After single i.v. doses of 0.6 and 3.6 mg/kg, 16% dose was excreted in 40 weeks in the faeces; the value for infinite time was 17% dose. This limited excretion was first-order with a half-life of 100 days for the terminal component. Urinary excretion was nearly complete after 1 week and amounted to 0.8% dose. 3. 6-CB was redistributed from blood to liver, muscle, skin, and adipose tissue. The latter contained a constant level of about 75% dose from 6 to 40 weeks, while the total lean tissue level fell to 6% dose; only 6-CB in the lean tissue compartment was available for excretion. 4. In rats given six oral doses of 0.6 mg/kg at weekly intervals, excretion and distribution patterns were similar to the single-dose situation, and were thus independent of dose, route of administration, and dose regimen. 5. It is concluded that in rats under physiological conditions, about 75% of every dose of 6-CB is irreversibly stored in adipose tissue and that excretion is limited to 18% dose. 6-CB in rats exhibit novel pharmacokinetics of unmetabolizable lipophilic compounds.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Pharmazie > Clinical Pharmacy (Meier)
UniBasel Contributors:Mühlebach, Stefan F
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
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