N-atom dealkylation of caffeine

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R-HSA-76426
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Homo sapiens
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Caffeine is one of the world's most frequently consumed xenobiotic. The major source of caffeine comes from tea and coffee. Caffeine is extensively metabolized in humans with at least 17 metabolites formed in its biotransformation. CYP1A2 is a prominent enzyme in the formation of an important metabolite of caffeine (paraxanthine) by N3-demethylation.

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
8553685 Determination of P4501A2 activity in human liver microsomes using [3-14C-methyl]caffeine

Clarke, SE, Bloomer, JC, Chenery, RJ

Xenobiotica 1995
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monooxygenase activity of CYP1A2 [endoplasmic reticulum membrane]

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