About The Medical Condition CYP2E1


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CYP2E1 Medical Condition Defined & Explained
CYP2E1 Medical Condition

What's The Definition Of The Medical Condition CYP2E1?

A polymorphic enzyme that activates carcinogenic N-nitrosamines, benzene, urethane, and other low molecular weight compounds. It is inducible by ethanol and metabilizes alcohol. Experimentally, it is used to study the effects of ethanol usage and withdrawal via enzyme markers such as N-nitrosodimethylamine demethylase. (Pharmacogenetics 1995;5 Spec No:S141-4) EC 1.5.99.-.

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