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Press Release 10-215
Key Player in Detoxification Pathway Isolated After Decades of Searching

Future studies of P450 compound I could lead to the more efficient design and creation of drugs

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Image showing many drug capsules.

After decades of searching, P450 compound I, a key player in detoxification of drugs, has been isolated. A better understanding of the P450 family of enzymes will drive research in both medicine and chemistry.

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This work is featured in the November 12, 2010 issue of Science.

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