Visualization of First-Pass Drug Metabolism of Terfenadine by MALDIImaging Mass Spectrometry
Walter A. Korfmacher.
The aim of this article is to focus on the implementation and the application of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ ionization-imaging mass spectrometric system (MALDI-IMS) to determine the disposition or biotransformation pathway of terfenadine and its active metabolite, fexofenadine in mouse and rat whole-body tissue sections. Whole-body MALDI-IMS data showed that the poor oral bioavailability of terfenadine was largely due to high first-pass metabolism in the intestines and the liver before the compound reached systemic circulation.
Keywords: Imaging mass spectrometry, MALDI, first-pass metabolism
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