Minimal biotransformation and toxicity of desflurane in guinea pig liver slices

H. N. Ghantous, J. Fernando, A Jay Gandolfi, K. Brendel

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Biotransformation and hepatotoxicity of desflurane were evaluated in the guinea pig liver slice culture system. Liver slices (250-300 μm) were prepared from 600-650-g male Hartley guinea pigs. The slices were incubated in sealed vials in a Krebs-Henseleit buffer at 37°C under 95% O2. Desflurane was vaporized to produce media concentrations of 0.7-2.3 mM. After incubation (3-24 h) viability of the slices was determined (K+ content; protein synthesis/secretion) along with the biotransformation of desflurane (F-). Isoflurane (2.3 mM) was included in the studies for comparative purposes. Although desflurane caused a mild concentration-related reduction in slice K+ content (1.1-2.2 mM; 20%-40% of control), the effects were less than those produced by 2.3 mM isoflurane (50% of control). High concentrations of desflurane decreased protein synthesis at the first 9 h of incubation, and isoflurane decreased protein synthesis throughout the incubation period. Neither anesthetic affected protein secretion. The biotransformation of desflurane was minimal with threefold less F- produced from desflurane than isoflurane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)796-800
Number of pages5
JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
Volume72
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1991

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Keywords

  • anesthetics, volatile
  • biotransformation (drug), desflurane
  • desflurane

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Minimal biotransformation and toxicity of desflurane in guinea pig liver slices. / Ghantous, H. N.; Fernando, J.; Gandolfi, A Jay; Brendel, K.

In: Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol. 72, No. 6, 1991, p. 796-800.

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Ghantous, HN, Fernando, J, Gandolfi, AJ & Brendel, K 1991, 'Minimal biotransformation and toxicity of desflurane in guinea pig liver slices', Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol. 72, no. 6, pp. 796-800.
Ghantous, H. N. ; Fernando, J. ; Gandolfi, A Jay ; Brendel, K. / Minimal biotransformation and toxicity of desflurane in guinea pig liver slices. In: Anesthesia and Analgesia. 1991 ; Vol. 72, No. 6. pp. 796-800.
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