Age-related change of cefazolin binding to rat serum proteins and its relation to the molar ratio of free fatty acid to serum albumin

Tetsuya Terasaki, Norishige Imaeda, Kazunori Nishide, Akira Tsuji

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Abstract

The binding of cefazolin to rat sera has been studied as a function of age. A significant difference was observed in the cefazolin binding to serum protein among 1-, 2-, 3-, 5-, 7-, 50- and 100-week-old rats. There was a good correlation between the dissociation constants of cefazolin binding and the molar ratio of free fatty acid to albumin concentration in sera. This suggests that both changes of concentration of albumin and free fatty acid, which could be a major endogenous inhibitor of cefazolin binding, play an important role in the age-related changes of the serum protein binding. Removal of free fatty acid in 1- and 2-week-old rat sera showed marked increases of the cefazolin binding. On the contrary, addition of oleic acid to 7-week-old rat serum produced significant reduction of cefazolin binding to rat serum protein. Accordingly, free fatty acid could effectively inhibit the cefazolin binding in the physiological concentration range with increasing age, and the age-related changes of cefazolin binding to rat serum protein appear to be due to the fluctuation of the molar ratios of free fatty acid to albumin concentration in sera.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-87
Number of pages7
Journaljournal of pharmacobio-dynamics
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

Keywords

  • aging
  • albumin
  • cefazolin
  • charcoal treatment
  • defatted serum
  • free fatty acid
  • oleic acid
  • serum protein binding
  • β-lactam antibiotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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