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Monte Carlo analysis of the human chlorpyrifos-oxonase (PON1) polymorphism using a physiologically based pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PBPK/PD) model.
Timchalk-C; Kousba-A; Poet-TS
Toxicol Lett 2002 Sep; 135(1-2):51-59
Susceptibility to organophosphate (OP) insecticides, like chlorpyrifos (CPF), may result from differences in the extent of metabolic detoxification of the active metabolite, CPF-oxon. A genetic polymorphism in the arylesterase (PON1; CPF-oxonase) detoxification of OPs, results in the expression of a range of enzyme activities within humans. This study utilized Monte Carlo analysis and physiologically based pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PBPK/PD) modeling to investigate the impact of human CPF-oxonase status on the theoretical concentration of CPF-oxon in the brain. At low doses ( approximately 5 microg/kg) the model is insensitive to changes in CPF-oxonase. However, with increasing dose (>0.5 mg/kg) the model suggests a dose-dependent non-linear increase in the brain CPF-oxon concentration, which is associated with CPF-oxonase activity. Following repeated high dose exposure, the model predicted brain CPF-oxon concentration was approximately 8x higher (5 mg/kg) versus a single exposure, whereas, at low doses (5 microg/kg), the brain concentrations were comparable regardless of exposure duration. This suggests that at low environmentally relevant exposures other esterase detoxification pathways may compensate for lower CPF-oxonase activity.
Pharmacodynamics; Organo-phosphorus-pesticides; Exposure-levels; Blood-samples; Gas-chromatography; Models; Insecticides; Organo-phosphorus-compounds; Neurotoxic-effects; Neurotoxicity; Neurotoxins; Acute-exposure; Brain-disorders; Brain-function; Pesticides
Battelle Pacific Northwest Division, Chemical Dosimetry, 902 Battelle Blvd., P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352
Issue of Publication
Research Tools and Approaches: Exposure Assessment Methods
Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, Washington
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