Metabolism of [14C]- and [32P]Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate and [3H]pyridoxal Administered Intravenously to Pigs and Goats
Journal of Nutrition
To gain more information about the kinetics of vitamin B-6 metabolism in vivo, the metabolism of tracer was examined after the simultaneous intravenous administration of [32P] and [14C]pyridoxal phosphate and [3H]pyridoxal in two 93-kg pigs and two 60-kg goats. In the pigs, [14C] removal was monophasic with T1/2 of 16 and 18 min and clearance of 165 and 248 mL/min. In the goats, [14C] removal was biphasic with T1/2 of 49 and 114 min for 0-30 min and 209 and 227 min for 0.5-6 h (clearance 20 and 17 mL/min). Uptake of pyridoxal phosphate by liver and resecretion into the plasma were too small to cause a detectable decrease in the [32P]:[14C] ratio. Pyridoxal removal from plasma was similar in both species, with a half-life of approximately 12 min from 0-30 min and approximately 50 min for 0.5-3 h. Clearance of [3H]pyridoxal in the four animals ranged from 412 to 2258 mL/min. Little [14C] entered the erythrocytes. The [3H] entered readily but was converted to pyridoxal phosphate faster in the pigs than in the goats. [14C] and [3H] were excreted as pyridoxic acid at the same rate. However, during the 54 h after injection the goats excreted approximately 60% of the [14C] doses in the urine compared with approximately 30% in the pigs. About 5-10% of the [14C] and [3H] doses were recovered in goat milk over 54 h. Pyridoxal kinase activity was higher in lactating mammary tissue than in liver, kidney or muscle of goats.
Stephen P. Coburn, J D. Mahuren, M S. Kennedy, W E. Schaltenbrand, and Douglas W. Townsend (1992).
Metabolism of [14C]- and [32P]Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate and [3H]pyridoxal Administered Intravenously to Pigs and Goats. Journal of Nutrition.122 (2), 393-401.