A Review: Effects of Macrolides on CYP450 Enzymes

Author(s): Liyun Zhang, Xiaoqing Xu, Sara Badawy, Awais Ihsan, Zhenli Liu, Changqing Xie, Xu Wang*, Yanfei Tao*

Journal Name: Current Drug Metabolism

Volume 21 , Issue 12 , 2020

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As a kind of haemoglobin, cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYP450) participate in the metabolism of many substances, including endogenous substances, exogenous substances and drugs. It is estimated that 60% of common prescription drugs require bioconversion through CYP450. The influence of macrolides on CYP450 contributes to the metabolism and drug-drug interactions (DDIs) of macrolides. At present, most studies on the effects of macrolides on CYP450 are focused on CYP3A, but a few exist on other enzymes and drug combinations, such as telithromycin, which can decrease the activity of hepatic CYP1A2 and CYP3A2. This article summarizes some published applications of the influence of macrolides on CYP450 and the DDIs of macrolides caused by CYP450. And the article may subsequently guide the rational use of drugs in clinical trials. To a certain extent, poisoning caused by adverse drug interactions can be avoided. Unreasonable use of macrolide antibiotics may enable the presence of residue of macrolide antibiotics in animal-origin food. It is unhealthy for people to eat food with macrolide antibiotic residues. So it is of great significance to guarantee food safety and protect the health of consumers by the rational use of macrolides. This review gives a detailed description of the influence of macrolides on CYP450 and the DDIs of macrolides caused by CYP450. Moreover, it offers a perspective for researchers to further explore in this area.

Keywords: CYP450, Macrolides, CYP3A, CYP1A, DDIs, metabolic interaction.

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Year: 2020
Published on: 30 December, 2020
Page: [928 - 937]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1389200221666200817113920
Price: $65

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