Tegafur and the enzyme DPD
After being converted into the active component fluorouracil, tegafur is processed to a large extent by the enzyme DPD. The activity of this enzyme can vary considerably depending on your genetic predisposition, which means the efficacy of tegafur can also differ from person to person.
Information about your genetic predisposition may therefore provide grounds for extra vigilance in relation to a treatment with tegafur.
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