Genetic polymorphism of CYP2D6 and lung cancer risk in African-Americans and Caucasians in Los Angeles County.

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The well described genetic polymorphism of the CYP2D6 gene influences response to a wide variety of therapeutic agents metabolized by the CYP2D6 enzyme product. CYP2D6 also appears to play a role, along with other cytochrome P450 enzymes, in the metabolic activation of the tobacco specific nitrosamine, NNK, as well as metabolism of nicotine to cotinine… (More)

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