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535-0250-00L  Biotransformation of Drugs and Xenobiotics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersS.‑D. Krämer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractKnowledge of the major reactions of biotransformation in drug therapy, prediction of possible metabolites of drugs and xenobiotics, recognition of structure elements and reactions which can lead to toxic metabolites. Knowledge of inter- and intraindividual factors influencing metabolism.
ObjectiveGoals: knowledge of the major reactions of biotransformation in drug therapy, prediction of possible metabolites of drugs and xenobiotics, recognition of structure elements and reactions which can lead to toxic metabolites. Knowledge of inter- and intraindividual factors influencing metabolism.
ContentMajor reactions of biotransformation. Major enzymes and reaction partners involved in the biotransformation of drugs and xenobiotics. Toxic reactions of metabolites. Factors which affect the biotransformation.
Lecture notesBiotransformation of drugs and xenobiotics
LiteratureB. Testa and S.D. Krämer. The Biochemistry of Drug Metabolism: Volumes 1 and 2, VHCA, Zürich, 2008 and 2010.

B. Testa and S.D. Krämer. The Biochemistry of Drug Metabolism: Parts 1 to 7. Published in Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2006-2009.