2006
DOI: 10.1590/s0100-879x2006000200005
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CYP2A6 and CYP2E1 polymorphisms in a Brazilian population living in Rio de Janeiro

Abstract: AbstractCytochrome P450 (CYP) is a superfamily of enzymes involved in the metabolism of endogenous compounds and xenobiotics. CYP2A6 catalyzes the oxidation of nicotine and the activation of carcinogens such as aflatoxin B1 and nitrosamines. CYP2E1 metabolizes ethanol and other low-molecular weight compounds and can also activate nitrosamines. The CYP2A6 and CYP2E1 genes are polymorphic, altering their catalytic activities and susceptibility to cancer and other diseases. A number of polymorphisms described ar… Show more

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