Chemical toxins and body defences

Lappin, Graham (2002) Chemical toxins and body defences. Biologist, 49 (1). pp. 33-37. ISSN 0006-3347

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Abstract

Without realising it, we are all exposed to a wide range of toxins every day. Some are a natural part of our diet and environment and some are man-made. Over evolutionary time, biochemical pathways have developed that have allowed our bodies to cope with this onslaught. It is only in recent times, however, that we have really begun to understand how these mechanisms work.

Keywords:analgesic agent, cytochrome P450, glutathione transferase, paracetamol, solanidine, Solanum alkaloid, toxin, xenobiotic agent, drug detoxification, metabolism, plant, review, Acetaminophen, Analgesics, Non-Narcotic, Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System, Metabolic Detoxication, Drug, Plants, Edible, Solanaceous Alkaloids, Toxins, Biological, Xenobiotics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Pharmacy
ID Code:8246
Deposited On:21 Mar 2013 13:56

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