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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Inhibitory effects of niacin and its analogues on induction of ornithine decarboxylase activity by diethylnitrosamine in rat liver.

Pharmacological doses of niacin and its analogues were given intraperitoneally to rats with and without coadministration of a hepatocarcinogenic dose of diethylnitrosamine (DEN), and their effects on the induction of ornithine decarboxylase ( ODC, EC activity in the rat liver were studied. The induction of ODC activity by DEN was inhibited by 74.3, 85.5, 94.6, 97.6, 72.6 and 55.2% by nicotinamide, nicotinic acid, 3-hydroxymethylpyridine, beta-picoline, pyridine-3-aldehyde and ethylnicotinate respectively. When given alone, these analogues did not induce ODC activity. All these compounds are known to have a niacin effect. DEN-induced ODC activity was also inhibited by 84.0, 93.3, 52.8 and 75.9% by 6-aminonicotinamide, picolinic acid, pyridine-3-sulfonic acid and thionicotinamide, respectively, but, peculiarly, they induced ODC activity by their administration alone. These niacin analogues are known to have anti-niacin effects. Tryptophan, N'-methylnicotinamide and isonicotinic acid hydrazide did not affect the DEN-induced ODC activity but could induce ODC by themselves. Tryptophan belongs to the former group and isonicotinic acid hydrazide to the latter group. The reason for these discrepancies is discussed.[1]


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