Urinary CYP eicosanoid excretion correlates with glomerular filtration in African-Americans with chronic kidney disease

Albert W. Dreisbach, Stanley V. Smith, Patrick B. Kyle, Manjunath Ramaiah, Margaret Amenuke, Michael R. Garrett, Seth T. Lirette, Michael E. Griswold, Richard J. Roman

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Previous studies have indicated that cytochrome P450 (CYP) metabolites of arachidonic acid (AA), i.e., 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), play an important role in the regulation of renal tubular and vascular function. The present study for the first time profiled HETEs and epoxygenase derived dihydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid diHETEs levels in spot urines and plasma in 262 African American patients from the University of Mississippi Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic and 31 African American controls. Significant correlations in eGFR and urinary 20-HETE/creatinine and 19-HETE/creatinine levels were observed. The eGFR increased by 17.47 [p = 0.001] and 60.68 [(p = 0.005] ml/min/for each ng/mg increase in 20-HETE and 19-HETE levels, respectively. Similar significant positive associations were found between the other urinary eicosanoids and eGFR and also with 19-HETE/urine creatinine concentration and proteinuria. We found that approximately 80% of plasma HETEs and 30% diHETEs were glucuronidated and the fractional excretion of 20-HETE was less than 1%. These results suggest that there is a significant hepatic source of urinary 20-HETE glucuronide and EETs with extensive renal biotransformation to metabolites which may play a role in the pathogenesis of CKD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalProstaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators
StatePublished - Aug 22 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Biomarkers
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Cytochrome P450
  • EETs
  • Eicosanoids
  • HETE
  • diHETEs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Pharmacology


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