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BACKGROUND Hepatic uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) isoform 1A1 (UGT1A1) is primarily responsible for the glucuronidation of SN-38 (7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin), the active metabolite of the anticancer agent irinotecan. UGT1A1, also catalyzing the glucuronidation of bilirubin, has been shown to have reduced activity in Gilbert's(More)
BACKGROUND Cannabis use is associated with an increased risk of developing a psychotic disorder but the temporal relationship between cannabis use and onset of illness is unclear. The objective of this study was to assess prospectively the influence of cannabis use on transition to psychosis in people at ultra-high risk (UHR) for the disorder. METHOD(More)
Variation at the UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 1A1 gene promoter is present in humans. Variable numbers of TA repeats in the TATA box of this gene are found which are inversely related to levels of gene expression. We investigated this polymorphism in 658 individuals from a worldwide sample of 15 aboriginal and two admixed human populations. This study(More)
Fluorescence intensity measurements of chromophore-doped or -labeled polymers have been used for the first time to determine the effects of decreasing film thickness on glass transition temperature, T(g), the relative strength of the glass transition, and the relative rate of physical aging below T(g) in supported, ultrathin polymer films. The temperature(More)
Lucy Zammarelli: I like the way the article pulls substance abuse treatment into a standardized medical perspective. Quality of life is typically a goal in treating many diseases other than substance abuse. In the drug abuse field, it provides a broader, more encompassing gauge of success than just whether the client used a drug or how much. Dave Ross: The(More)
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