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    Biotransformation of flurbiprofen by Cunninghamella species
    (American Society for Microbiology, 2010-09) ; ;
    The biotransformation of the fluorinated anti-inflammatory drug flurbiprofen was investigated in Cunninghamella spp. Mono- and di-hydroxylated metabolites were detected using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and fluorine-19 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and the major metabolite 4’-hydroxyflurbiprofen was isolated by preparative HPLC. C. elegans DSM 1908 and C. blakesleeana DSM 1906 also produced a phase II (conjugated) metabolite, which was identified as the sulfated drug via deconjugation experiments.
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