The inhibition of bone resorption in rats treated with (-)-menthol is due to its metabolites

Spichiger, Miriam; Brenneisen, Rudolf; Felix, Rolf; Mühlbauer, Roman C (2006). The inhibition of bone resorption in rats treated with (-)-menthol is due to its metabolites. Planta medica, 72(14), pp. 1290-5. Stuttgart: Thieme 10.1055/s-2006-951681

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(-)-Menthol, a monoterpene from Mentha species (Lamiaceae), has been shown to inhibit bone resorption in vivo by an unknown mechanism. In the present study, plasma and urine profiling in rats determined by GC/MS demonstrate that (-)-menthol is extensively metabolized, mainly by hydroxylation and carboxylation, and excreted in the urine, in part as glucuronides. In plasma, very low concentrations of (-)-menthol metabolites were detected after a single dose of (-)-menthol, whereas after repeated treatment, several times higher concentrations and long residence times were measured. In contrast, the elimination of unchanged (-)-menthol was increased by repeated treatment. (-)-Menthol, at concentrations found in plasma, did not inhibit bone resorption in cultured mouse calvaria (skull). However, the neutral metabolites of (-)-menthol, extracted from urine of rats fed with (-)-menthol, inhibited bone resorption in vitro, the concentrations being at plasma level or higher. These results suggest that not (-)-menthol itself, but one or several of its neutral metabolites inhibit the bone resorbing cells in vivo.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Phytopharmakologie, Bioanalytik & Pharmakokinetik [discontinued]
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Phytopharmakologie, Bioanalytik & Pharmakokinetik [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Brenneisen, Rudolf Max

ISSN:

0032-0943

ISBN:

17021997

Publisher:

Thieme

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:48

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:42

Publisher DOI:

10.1055/s-2006-951681

PubMed ID:

17021997

Web of Science ID:

000242111200007

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/19909 (FactScience: 2986)

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