This function calculates DT50 and DT90 values as well as formation fractions from kinetic models fitted with mkinfit. If the SFORB model was specified for one of the parents or metabolites, the Eigenvalues are returned. These are equivalent to the rate constants of the DFOP model, but with the advantage that the SFORB model can also be used for metabolites.

endpoints(fit, covariates = NULL, covariate_quantile = 0.5)



An object of class mkinfit, nlme.mmkin or saem.mmkin, or another object that has list components mkinmod containing an mkinmod degradation model, and two numeric vectors, bparms.optim and bparms.fixed, that contain parameter values for that model.


Numeric vector with covariate values for all variables in any covariate models in the object. If given, it overrides 'covariate_quantile'.


This argument only has an effect if the fitted object has covariate models. If so, the default is to show endpoints for the median of the covariate values (50th percentile).


A list with a matrix of dissipation times named distimes, and, if applicable, a vector of formation fractions named ff and, if the SFORB model was in use, a vector of eigenvalues of these SFORB models, equivalent to DFOP rate constants


Additional DT50 values are calculated from the FOMC DT90 and k1 and k2 from HS and DFOP, as well as from Eigenvalues b1 and b2 of any SFORB models


The function is used internally by summary.mkinfit, summary.nlme.mmkin and summary.saem.mmkin.


Johannes Ranke


  fit <- mkinfit("FOMC", FOCUS_2006_C, quiet = TRUE)
#> $distimes
#>            DT50    DT90 DT50back
#> parent 1.785233 15.1479 4.559973
  # \dontrun{
    fit_2 <- mkinfit("DFOP", FOCUS_2006_C, quiet = TRUE)
#> $distimes
#>            DT50     DT90 DT50back  DT50_k1  DT50_k2
#> parent 1.886925 21.25106 6.397207 1.508293 38.83438
    fit_3 <- mkinfit("SFORB", FOCUS_2006_C, quiet = TRUE)
#> $ff
#> parent_free 
#>           1 
#> parent_b1 parent_b2  parent_g 
#> 0.4595574 0.0178488 0.8539454 
#> $distimes
#>            DT50     DT90 DT50back DT50_parent_b1 DT50_parent_b2
#> parent 1.886925 21.25106 6.397208       1.508293       38.83438
  # }