Conjugation-Dependent Carcinogenicity and Toxicity of Foreign Compounds

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Academic Press, Jul 6, 1994 - Science - 519 pages
Each volume of Advances in Pharmacology provides a rich collection of reviews on timely topics. Emphasis is placed on the molecular basis of drug action, both applied and experimental.
Conjugation reactions have long been associated with the detoxification of xenobiotics. Recent studies suggest that Phase II reactions are an important mechanism for the bioactivation of xenobiotics.
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Summarizes the most recent information on:

  • Xenobiotic conjugation
  • Drug toxicity, hypersensitivity, and targeting
  • Chemical carcinogenesis
  • Glutathione-, sulfate conjugate-, and glucuranide conjugate-dependent toxicity
  • Bioactivation and bioconversion

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Chapter 1 Historical Perspectives on ConjugationDependent Bioactivation of Foreign Compounds
GlutathioneDependent Toxicity
Chapter 3 Enzymology of Cysteine SConjugate βLyases
Cysteine Conjugate βLyase Pathway
Chapter 5 Reversibility in GlutathioneConjugate Formation
Chapter 6 Glutathione Conjugation as a Mechanism for the Transport of Reactive Metabolites
Chapter 7 Metabolism and Genotoxicity of Dihaloalkanes
Chapter 8 Bioactivation of Thiols by OneElectron Oxidation
Chapter 9 Glutathione Mercaptides as Transport Forms of Metals
Sulfate ConjugateDependent Toxicity
Chapter 2 Carcinogen Activation by Sulfate Conjugate Formation
Glucuronide ConjugateDependent Toxicity
Bioactivation and Bioconversion

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About the author (1994)

Ferid Murad was born in Whiting, Indiana. Working concurrently on an M.D. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Dr. Murad graduated with both degrees from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1965. His many honors include the Alfred S. Maschke Award for Clinical Excellence from Case Western Reserve University in 1965. He has held several distinguished positions, including Acting Chairman in the Department of Medicine and Acting Division Chief, Division of Respiratory Medicine at Stanford University. He currently is CEO and President of Molecular Geriatrics Corporation in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Dr. Murad is married and has five children.

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