Stereoisomeric bio-inversion of (25R)- and (25S)-3α, 7α, 12α-trihydroxy-5β-cholestanoic acid CoA thioesters in rat liver peroxisome

Shigeo Ikegawa, Takaaki Goto, Hiro Owatanabe, Junichi Goto

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The stereoisomeric inversion of (25R)- and (25S)-3α, 7 α, 12α-trihydroxy-5β-cholestanoic acid CoA thioester (THCA-CoA) and substrate specificity for the dehydrogenation catalyzed by acyl-CoA oxidase in rat liver peroxisomes was studied. After incubation of C-25 isomeric THCA-CoAs individually with a hepatic peroxisomal fraction, remaining 5β-cholestanoic acid C-25 stereoisomers were extracted and determined by liquid chromatography/atomic pressure ionization (APCI)-mass spectrometry. The biotransformed (24E)-3α, 7α, 12α-trihydroxy-5β-cholest-24-enoic acid (Δ24-THCA) in the incubation mixture was also analyzed by gas chromatography/ negative-ion chemical ionization-mass spectrometry. The rapid enzymatic epimerizations from either direction were observed prior to biotransformation into (24E)-Δ24-THCA and were inhibited by addition of CoA thioester of ibuprofen, a 2-arylpropionic acid derivative. In the presence of excess amounts of (R)- or (S)-ibuprofenyl-CoA in incubation mixture, suppressive conversion of (25R)-THCA-CoA into (24E)-Δ24-THCA was observed, suggesting that (25S)-THCA-CoA thioester is a preferential substrate for acyl-CoA oxidase in hepatic peroxisome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-342
Number of pages10
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


  • β-Oxidation
  • 2-Arylpropionic Acid
  • Dehydrogenation
  • Epimerization
  • Peroxisome
  • THCA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Organic Chemistry


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