Does anyone know the answer for this?
Some drugs need to be converted into other molecules in the body before they will work effectively. The conversion is done be the body's own enzymes. Suggest why your genes might influence how drugs work in the body.
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- Thread Starter
- 15-05-2016 13:54
- 15-05-2016 14:02
Seems useful, the skills of googling it are essential lol.
- 15-05-2016 14:09
Based on what we've learnt (I'm thinking you're AS?) your genes are responsible for coding for proteins in your body through the process of gene expression. Therefore, enzymes are a category of proteins that will also be coded for by your genes. If the sequence of bases on your genes do not code for a particular enzyme that can convert the drugs into other molecules, this makes the drug ineffective in your body!