Published in FDA Law Weekly, October 20th, 2005
"The anticancer prodrug IFA contains a chiral phosphorous atom and is administered in the clinic as a racemic mixture of R-IFA and S-IFA. Hepatic cytochrome P450 (P450) enzymes exhibit enantioselective preferences in the metabolism of R-IFA and S-IFA; however, the impact of this selectivity on P450-dependent anticancer activity is not known," investigators in the United States reported.
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