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Prodrug

Prodrug

A compound that is converted within the body into its active form that has medical effects. Prodrugs useful when the active drug may be too toxic to administer ter systemically, the active drug is absorbed poorly by the digestive tract, or the body breaks down the active drug before it reaches its target.


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methylation and acetylation

... and absorption.... Supposing you could design a molecule that is absorbed by the body without significant degradation or is in the form of a prodrug that gets metabolized into your predicted active form, AND supposing you could significantly alter the concentration of methyl etc, you'd still ...

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by mith
Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: methylation and acetylation
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