(US20170067035) A method of preparing isolated microsomes comprising an irreversibly inhibited cytochrome P450 (CYP450). Isolated microsomes are characterized in that a cytochrome P450 thereof is irreversibly inhibited by a non-reversible inhibitor. The isolated microsomes according to the invention may be used in a method of phenotyping enzymatic reactions of a drug candidate.
HERMANS IVE;GRANT JOSEPH THOMAS;CARRERO MARQUEZ CARLOS ALBERTO;CHIEREGATO ALESSANDRO;VENEGAS JUAN MAURICIO
(US20170066700) Improved methods of oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) of short chain alkanes or ethylbenzene to the corresponding olefins, and improved methods of oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) to ethylene and/or ethane, are disclosed. The disclosed methods use boron- or nitride-containing catalysts, and result in improved selectivity and/or byproduct profiles than methods using conventional ODH or OCM catalysts.