Interactions of Anticonvulsant Drugs With Haem Biosynthesis

McGuire, Gerard M (1986) Interactions of Anticonvulsant Drugs With Haem Biosynthesis. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The porphyrias are a group of genetically inherited diseases, each characterized by a deficiency of a particular enzyme in the haem biosynthetic pathway. This thesis was aimed at resolving if three contentious drugs were safe. These were carbamazepine (CBZ), sodium valproate (VPA) and phenytoin (DPH). Of further interest was a detailed investigation of the effects of CBZ following reports that CBZ treatment resulted in a biochemistry typical of acute intermittent porphyria in non-porphyric individuals. The nature and possible mechanisms of these effects (derepression of ALA-S, depression of porphobilinogen deaminase (PBG-D) activity and an altered urinary porphyrin excretion profile) were investigated at length in man, rat, cell culture and in vitro.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine, Pharmacology
Date of Award: 1986
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1986-77393
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:09

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