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Cytochrome P450 Nomenclature, e.g. for CYP2D6

  • CYP = cytochrome P450
  • 2 = genetic family
  • D = genetic sub-family
  • 6 = specific gene
  • NOTE that this nomenclature is genetically based: it has NO functional implication

 

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