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metabolize

[mə′tab·ə‚līz]
(physiology)
To transform by metabolism; to subject to metabolism.
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A novel transversion in the intron 5 donor splice junction of CYP2C19 and a sequence polymorphism in exon 3 contribute to the poor metabolizer phenotype for the anticonvulsant drug s mephenytoin.
After removal of poor metabolizers (121 of 5,137 ticagrelor patients; 125 of 5,148 clopidogrel patients), the remaining non-poor metabolizers cohort (n=10,039) showed a reduction in the primary endpoint consistent with overall results of the PLATO study with ticagrelor compared to clopidogrel at 12 months (8.
extensive metabolizers (EMs) and poor metabolizers (PMs) of PPIs.
Typical chromatograms from the analysis of urine samples of a poor and an extensive metabolizer subject are presented in Figures 1 and 2.
Therefore, pretransplantation genotyping of the CYP3A4 intron 6 C>T SNP, along with CYP3A5*3, could potentially benefit patients by reducing initial Tac doses among CYP3A poor metabolizers and thereby reduce the risk of reaching supratherapeutic Tac concentrations.
Poor metabolizers (PM) are persons who carry two deficient CYP2D6 alleles and, as a result, exhibit decreased metabolism of drugs.
A growing number of hospitals and physicians use computer programs to flag drugs prone to variable metabolism, and help adjust doses for a problem metabolizer.
If he is a poor metabolizer, then he is unlikely to respond to clopidogrel, regardless of the inhibitory effects of fluoxetine.
Data from international studies have consistently demonstrated that plasma concentrations of active tamoxifen metabolites are linked with genetically determined CYP2D6 metabolizer status, phenocopying by strong CYP2D6 inhibitors, and clinical outcome.
When poor metabolizers of debrisoquin (a drug used to determine an individual's CYP2D6 status) with no functional CYP2D6 gene, intermediate metabolizers with one functional CYP2D6 gene, extensive metabolizers with two functional CYP2D6 genes, ultra-rapid metabolizers with duplicated CYP2D6*2 genes, and one ultra-rapid metabolizer with 13 copies of the CYP2D6*2 gene are compared, the results are quite striking.
For example, a poor metabolizer of a CYP2D6 medication will not break a particular drug down at a normal rate.
intermediate, or ultrarapid metabolizer of a particular medication, which can dra.