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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534527/role-of-the-ugt2b17-deletion-in-exemestane-pharmacogenetics
#1
S Luo, G Chen, C Truica, C C Baird, K Leitzel, P Lazarus
Exemestane (EXE) is an aromatase inhibitor used for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The major metabolic pathway for EXE is reduction to form the active 17β-dihydro-EXE (17β-DHE) and subsequent glucuronidation to 17β-hydroxy-EXE-17-O-β-D-glucuronide (17β-DHE-Gluc) by UGT2B17. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of UGT2B17 copy number variation on the levels of urinary and plasma 17β-DHE-Gluc and 17β-DHE in patients taking EXE. Ninety-six post-menopausal Caucasian breast cancer patients with ER+ breast tumors taking 25 mg EXE daily were recruited into this study...
May 23, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534526/impact-of-genetic-polymorphisms-determining-leukocyte-neutrophil-count-on-chemotherapy-toxicity
#2
S J Glisovic, Y D Pastore, V Gagne, M Plesa, C Laverdière, J M Leclerc, D Sinnett, M Krajinovic
Neutropenia and infection are major dose-limiting side effects of chemotherapy. The risk of initial infection and subsequent complications are directly related to the depth and duration of neutropenia. Recent genome-wide association studies identified variants in DARC and CXCL2 genes, and in ORMDL3-GSDMA-CSF3 locus on chromosome 17q21 that influence white blood cell and neutrophil counts in healthy individuals. To investigate whether polymorphisms in these loci in conjunction with chemotherapy may modulate risk of treatment complications, we analyzed 21 SNPs across these genes for an association with chemotherapy-related neutropenia and infection in 286 Caucasian children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
May 23, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485375/impact-of-nadph-oxidase-functional-polymorphisms-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-induction-chemotherapy
#3
J E Megías-Vericat, P Montesinos, M J Herrero, F Moscardó, V Bosó, L Rojas, D Martínez-Cuadrón, R Rodríguez-Veiga, L Sendra, J Cervera, J L Poveda, M Á Sanz, S F Aliño
Efficacy and toxicity of anthracycline treatment in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is mediated by reactive oxygen species (ROS). NADPH oxidase is the major endogenous source of ROS and a key mediator of oxidative cardiac damage. The impact of NADPH oxidase polymorphisms (CYBA:rs4673, NCF4:rs1883112, RAC2:rs13058338) was evaluated in 225 adult de novo AML patients. Variant alleles of NCF4 and RAC2 were related to higher complete remission (P=0.035, P=0.016), and CYBA homozygous variant showed lower overall survival with recessive model (P=0...
May 9, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462920/evaluating-the-association-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-with-tenofovir-exposure-in-a-diverse-prospective-cohort-of-women-living-with-hiv
#4
S M Baxi, R M Greenblatt, P Bacchetti, M Cohen, J A DeHovitz, K Anastos, S J Gange, M A Young, B E Aouizerat
Higher exposure to tenofovir (TFV) increases the risk for kidney function decline, but the impact of genetic factors on TFV exposure is largely unknown. We investigated whether single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs, n=211) in 12 genes are potentially involved in TFV exposure. Participants (n=91) from the Women's Interagency HIV Study, underwent a 24 h intensive pharmacokinetic sampling of TFV after witnessed dose and TFV area under the time-concentration curves (AUCs) were calculated for each participant...
May 2, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440344/toxicogenomic-module-associations-with-pathogenesis-a-network-based-approach-to-understanding-drug-toxicity
#5
J J Sutherland, Y W Webster, J A Willy, G H Searfoss, K M Goldstein, A R Irizarry, D G Hall, J L Stevens
Despite investment in toxicogenomics, nonclinical safety studies are still used to predict clinical liabilities for new drug candidates. Network-based approaches for genomic analysis help overcome challenges with whole-genome transcriptional profiling using limited numbers of treatments for phenotypes of interest. Herein, we apply co-expression network analysis to safety assessment using rat liver gene expression data to define 415 modules, exhibiting unique transcriptional control, organized in a visual representation of the transcriptome (the 'TXG-MAP')...
April 25, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440343/cyp3a4-genotype-is-associated-with-sildenafil-concentrations-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#6
S de Denus, J L Rouleau, D L Mann, G S Huggins, N L Pereira, S H Shah, T P Cappola, R Fouodjio, I Mongrain, M-P Dubé
Despite its established inter-individual variability, sildenafil has been the subject of only a few pharmacogenetic investigations, with limited data regarding the genetic modulators of its pharmacokinetics. We conducted a pharmacogenetic sub-study of patients randomized to sildenafil (n=85) in the RELAX trial, which investigated the impact of high-dose sildenafil in patients with heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF). In the overall population, the CYP3A4 inferred phenotype appeared associated with the dose-adjusted peak concentrations of sildenafil at week 12 and week 24 (adjusted P=0...
April 25, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440342/significant-variation-between-snp-based-hla-imputations-in-diverse-populations-the-last-mile-is-the-hardest
#7
D J Pappas, A Lizee, V Paunic, K R Beutner, A Motyer, D Vukcevic, S Leslie, J Biesiada, J Meller, K D Taylor, X Zheng, L P Zhao, P-A Gourraud, J A Hollenbach, S J Mack, M Maiers
Four single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based human leukocyte antigen (HLA) imputation methods (e-HLA, HIBAG, HLA*IMP:02 and MAGPrediction) were trained using 1000 Genomes SNP and HLA genotypes and assessed for their ability to accurately impute molecular HLA-A, -B, -C and -DRB1 genotypes in the Human Genome Diversity Project cell panel. Imputation concordance was high (>89%) across all methods for both HLA-A and HLA-C, but HLA-B and HLA-DRB1 proved generally difficult to impute. Overall, <27.8% of subjects were correctly imputed for all HLA loci by any method...
April 25, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440341/quantitative-profiling-of-the-ugt-transcriptome-in-human-drug-metabolizing-tissues
#8
A Tourancheau, M Rouleau, S Guauque-Olarte, L Villeneuve, I Gilbert, A Droit, C Guillemette
Alternative splicing as a mean to control gene expression and diversify function is suspected to considerably influence drug response and clearance. We report the quantitative expression profiles of the human UGT genes including alternatively spliced variants not previously annotated established by deep RNA-sequencing in tissues of pharmacological importance. We reveal a comprehensive quantification of the alternative UGT transcriptome that differ across tissues and among individuals. Alternative transcripts that comprise novel in-frame sequences associated or not with truncations of the 5'- and/or 3'- termini, significantly contribute to the total expression levels of each UGT1 and UGT2 gene averaging 21% in normal tissues, with expression of UGT2 variants surpassing those of UGT1...
April 25, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418012/cyp3a4-is-a-crosslink-between-vitamin-d-and-calcineurin-inhibitors-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-implications-for-bone-health
#9
REVIEW
A Prytuła, K Cransberg, A Raes
The use of calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) and vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the pathogenesis of post-transplant bone disease. CNIs and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D₃ (1,25(OH)2D3) are substrates of the drug-metabolizing enzyme CYP3A4. This review summarizes the indications for the use of activated vitamin D analogs in post-transplant care and the current knowledge on the impact of CNIs on bone. We searched for clinical evidence of the interaction between CNIs and 1,25(OH)2D3. We also provide an overview of the literature on the interplay between vitamin D metabolism and CYP3A4 in experimental and clinical settings and discuss its possible implications for solid organ transplant recipients...
April 18, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418011/more-than-25-years-of-genetic-studies-of-clozapine-induced-agranulocytosis
#10
REVIEW
S A J de With, S L Pulit, W G Staal, R S Kahn, R A Ophoff
Clozapine is one of the most effective atypical antipsychotic drugs prescribed to patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Approximately 1% of patients experience potential life-threatening adverse effects in the form of agranulocytosis, greatly hindering its applicability in clinical practice. The etiology of clozapine-induced agranulocytosis (CIA) remains unclear, but is thought to be a heritable trait. We reviewed the genetic studies of CIA published thus far. One recurrent finding from early candidate gene study to more recent genome-wide analysis is that of the involvement of human leukocyte antigen locus...
April 18, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418010/interaction-between-nudt15-and-abcc4-variants-enhances-intolerability-of-6-mercaptopurine-in-japanese-patients-with-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#11
Y Tanaka, H Nakadate, K Kondoh, K Nakamura, K Koh, A Manabe
6-Mercaptopurine (6-MP) is a main component of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment. Some candidate gene variants are associated with its toxicities, but the major variants and effects of combined variants remain unclear. We used Cox regression analysis to evaluate the time-dependent association between candidate variants and the cumulative incidence of 6-MP intolerability in 95 Japanese patients. The major risk factors for severe leukopenia were ABCC4 rs3765534, NUDT15 rs116855232 and rs186364861 in multi-covariate analysis (P<0...
April 18, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418009/effect-of-umod-genotype-on-long-term-graft-survival-after-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-treated-with-cyclosporine-based-therapy
#12
E Abdel-Hady Algharably, J Beige, R Kreutz, J Bolbrinker
The genetic rs12917707-G>T variant in uromodulin (UMOD) has been associated with renal function, chronic kidney disease and hypertension with the minor T-allele showing a protective effect. Hypertension and nephrotoxicity are adverse effects of chronic cyclosporine treatment. We tested whether UMOD rs12917707-T in donor kidneys associates with long-term graft survival in 393 Caucasian patients with stable graft function for more than 10 weeks after kidney transplantation treated with a cyclosporine-based maintenance therapy (mean graft survival 9 years)...
April 18, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398356/snp-based-hla-allele-tagging-imputation-and-association-with-antiepileptic-drug-induced-cutaneous-reactions-in-hong-kong-han-chinese
#13
H Gui, M Kwok, L Baum, P C Sham, P Kwan, S S Cherny
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes control the regulation of the human immune system and are involved in immune-related diseases. Population surveys on relationships between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) and HLA alleles are essential to conduct genetic association between HLA variants and diseases. Samples were obtained from our in-house database for epilepsy genetics and pharmacogenetics research. Using 184 epilepsy patients with both genome-wide SNP array and HLA-A/B candidate gene sequencing data, we sought tagging SNPs that completely represent sixHLA risk alleles; in addition, a Hong Kong population-specific reference panel was constructed for SNP-based HLA imputation...
April 11, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398355/prognostic-impact-of-foxf1-polymorphisms-in-gastric-cancer-patients
#14
S Matsusaka, A H Wu, S Cao, D L Hanna, K Chin, D Yang, W Zhang, Y Ning, S Stintzing, A Sebio, Y Sunakawa, S Stremitzer, S Yamauchi, S Okazaki, M D Berger, A Parekh, Y Miyamoto, N Mizunuma, H-J Lenz
A recent genome-wide association study identified seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in region 16q24, near the Forkhead box-F1 (FOXF1) gene, which confer susceptibility to esophageal adenocarcinoma. We examined whether these SNPs are associated with clinical outcomes in gastric cancer (GC) patients in Japan and the United States. A total of 362 patients were included in this study: 151 Japanese GC patients treated with first-line S1 plus CDDP (training cohort) and 211 GC patients from Los Angeles County (LAC; validation cohort)...
April 11, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398354/global-genetic-variation-of-select-opiate-metabolism-genes-in-self-reported-healthy-individuals
#15
F R Wendt, G Pathak, A Sajantila, R Chakraborty, B Budowle
CYP2D6 is a key pharmacogene encoding an enzyme impacting poor, intermediate, extensive and ultrarapid phase I metabolism of many marketed drugs. The pharmacogenetics of opiate drug metabolism is particularly interesting due to the relatively high incidence of addiction and overdose. Recently, trans-acting opiate metabolism and analgesic response enzymes (UGT2B7, ABCB1, OPRM1 and COMT) have been incorporated into pharmacogenetic studies to generate more comprehensive metabolic profiles of patients. With use of massively parallel sequencing, it is possible to identify additional polymorphisms that fine tune, or redefine, previous pharmacogenetic findings, which typically rely on targeted approaches...
April 11, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374859/influence-of-arginase-polymorphisms-and-arginase-levels-activity-on-the-response-to-erectile-dysfunction-therapy-with-sildenafil
#16
R Lacchini, J J Muniz, Y T D A Nobre, A J Cologna, A C P Martins, J E Tanus-Santos
Arginase 1 (ARG1) and arginase 2 (ARG2) compete with nitric oxide synthases for the substrate l-arginine. Here we aim to assess whether arginase 1 and 2 plasma levels, plasma arginase activity or genetic factors are associated with altered responsiveness to sildenafil. We studied 71 post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction (ED) patients (PED group) and 72 clinical ED patients (CED). Patients responded to the International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire before and after the treatment. We found positive and negative correlations between plasma levels of arginase 1 and sildenafil responsiveness in the PED and CED groups, respectively...
April 4, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374858/sulfotransferase-1a3-4-copy-number-variation-is-associated-with-neurodegenerative-disease
#17
N J Butcher, M K Horne, G D Mellick, C J Fowler, C L Masters, R F Minchin
The cytosolic aryl sulfotransferase genes SULT1A3 and SULT1A4 are located on chromosome 16p11.2 in a region of chromosomal instability. SULT1A3/4 are important enzymes in the metabolism of catecholamines linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. In the present study, copy number variation of the SULT1A3/4 genes in healthy individuals, as well as a cohort of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease patients was examined. In all subjects, SULT1A3/4 copy number varied from 1 to 10...
April 4, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290528/nicotine-dependence-is-associated-with-functional-variation-in-fmo3-an-enzyme-that-metabolizes-nicotine-in-the-brain
#18
A M Teitelbaum, S E Murphy, G Akk, T B Baker, A Germann, L B von Weymarn, L J Bierut, A Goate, E D Kharasch, A J Bloom
A common haplotype of the flavin-containing monooxygenase gene FMO3 is associated with aberrant mRNA splicing, a twofold reduction in in vivo nicotine N-oxidation and reduced nicotine dependence. Tobacco remains the largest cause of preventable mortality worldwide. CYP2A6, the primary hepatic nicotine metabolism gene, is robustly associated with cigarette consumption but other enzymes contribute to nicotine metabolism. We determined the effects of common variants in FMO3 on plasma levels of nicotine-N-oxide in 170 European Americans administered deuterated nicotine...
March 14, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349930/pharmacogenetics-of-posttransplant-diabetes-mellitus
#19
REVIEW
P Lancia, T Adam de Beaumais, E Jacqz-Aigrain
Many factors (physiological, pathological, environmental or genetic) are associated with variability in drug effect. Most patients respond to a standard treatment but the drug may be ineffective or toxic. In this review, we focused on genetic markers of posttransplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) after renal transplantation, a frequent complication of immunosuppressive therapy and important risk factor of graft loss and mortality. An initial literature search identified 100 publications and among them 32 association studies were retrieved under 'Pharmacogenetics and PTDM'...
June 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27044681/fcgr3a-v158f-polymorphism-is-a-disease-specific-pharmacogenetic-marker-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-with-fc-containing-tnf%C3%AE-inhibitors
#20
E Mendrinou, A Patsatsi, E Zafiriou, D Papadopoulou, L Aggelou, C Sarri, Z Mamuris, A Kyriakou, D Sotiriadis, A Roussaki-Schulze, T Sarafidou, Y Vasilopoulos
Psoriasis is a multifactorial skin disease affecting ~2% of world's population, causing a dramatic decrease in patients' quality of life and a significant increase in health-care expenses. Biological agents such as the anti-TNFα ones had an enormous impact in patients' therapy; however, a significant proportion of them do not respond well, an outcome attributed mainly to genetic factors. Recently, in a large European cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients we have shown association with variation in the receptors that correspond to the Fc portion of the biological agents...
June 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
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