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Continuing funding to Oberlies to study drug and diet interactions

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 by Eun-Ju Seo under Spotlights
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Dr. Nicholas Oberlies (Chemistry and Biochemistry) received a continuation of funding from Washington State University for the project “Mechanisms underlying drug-diet interactions.” The lack of routine consideration of interactions between drugs and dietary substances is largely due to the paucity of knowledge concerning specific foods or components that can modulate drug disposition and, ultimately, drug response. Grapefruit juice and certain drugs is one example, but the list of foods reported to significantly influence drug disposition remains incomplete. The long term goal of the proposed research program is to further our mechanistic understanding of the effects of dietary substances on drug disposition.

 

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