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Nature Reviews Microbiology (2022)
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The gut microbiome can alter the metabolism of anti-cancer drugs, potentially affecting their safety and efficacy, although the mechanisms are poorly understood. Now, Spanogiannopoulos et al. show that the efficacy of fluoropyrimidine chemotherapeutics is reduced by an enzyme expressed by gut microbiota.
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Spanogiannopoulos, P. et al. Host and gut bacteria share metabolic pathways for anti-cancer drug metabolism. Nat. Microbiol. (2022)
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Lindell, A. E., Zimmermann-Kogadeeva, M. & Patil, K. R. Multimodal interactions of drugs, natural compounds and pollutants with the gut microbiota. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 20, 431–443 (2022)
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Published: 12 October 2022
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