Genetic Variation, Sulfonamide Drug Hypersensitivity, and Breast Cancer

January 18, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Genetic Variation, Sulfonamide Drug Hypersensitivity, and Breast Cancer

January 18, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Genetic Variation, Sulfonamide Drug Hypersensitivity, and Breast Cancer This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Master of Biomedical Science students. All DMU faculty and students are invited to attend. Purpose Severe adverse reactions have been reported in certain individuals taking sulfonamide drugs. These effects arise from a toxic hydroxylamine metabolite of these drugs that forms in the liver and ultimately provokes a harmful immune response, leading to hypersensitivity reactions. One reason for individual susceptibility to the…

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