Christa Coetsee

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The highly polymorphic CYP2D6 gene locus has been extensively scrutinised in the major ethnic populations, but little is known about the locus for many indigenous and unique admixed populations, including the Coloureds of South Africa. This study aimed at characterising the CYP2D6 gene locus in Coloured subjects and predict their phenotype status. CYP2D6(More)
Because isoniazid is a selective inducer of CYP2E1 and isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity is believed to be due to activation of its metabolites by CYP450, this study was undertaken to determine the effect of isoniazid containing regimen on CYP2E1 in TB-patients. The activity of CYP2E1 in 11 newly diagnosed TB-patients (5 F, 6 M) was investigated before (day(More)
Despite the understanding that some cytochrome P450 isoforms are responsible for activation of paracetamol to the hepatotoxic metabolite, N-acetyl-p-benzoquinineimine (NAPQI), the use of enzyme inhibitors for prevention and/or treatment of paracetamol hepatotoxicity is still not well researched. Here, a mixture of ketoconazole, isoniazid and caffeine(More)
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