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Peter G Alexander, Karen L Clark, Rocky S Tuan
Limb congenital defects afflict approximately 0.6:1000 live births. In addition to genetic factors, prenatal exposure to drugs and environmental toxicants, represents a major contributing factor to limb defects. Examples of well-recognized limb teratogenic agents include thalidomide, warfarin, valproic acid, misoprostol, and phenytoin. While the mechanism by which these agents cause dymorphogenesis is increasingly clear, prediction of the limb teratogenicity of many thousands of as yet uncharacterized environmental factors (pollutants) remains inexact...
October 21, 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part C, Embryo Today: Reviews
Meghan MacKenzie, Richard Hall
PURPOSE: Knowledge of how alterations in pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics may affect drug therapy in the intensive care unit (ICU) has received little study. We review the clinically relevant application of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics to drugs and conditions encountered in the ICU. SOURCE: We selected relevant literature to illustrate the important concepts contained within. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Two main approaches have been used to identify genetic abnormalities - the candidate gene approach and the genome-wide approach...
October 17, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Koroush Khalighi, Gang Cheng, Seyedabbas Mirabbasi, Bahar Khalighi, Yin Wu, Wuqiang Fan
Warfarin therapy is complicated by its large inter-individual and intra-individual variability. Both genetic and non-genetic factors can affect warfarin therapy. This study aims to investigate the allele distribution of VKORC1, CYP2C9 and CYP2C19, contribution of different allele variants and possible gene-gene interaction on warfarin therapy. Four hundreds and ninety-two patients were enrolled and single nucleotide polymorphisms for vitamin K epoxide reductase complex subunit 1 (VKORC1), cytochrome P450 CYP2C9 and cytochrome P450 CYP2C19 were genotyped...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Zhiying Luo, Xi Li, Mingfeng Zhu, Jie Tang, Zhi Li, Xinming Zhou, Guobao Song, Zhaoqian Liu, Honghao Zhou, Wei Zhang
BACKGROUND: The variation among patients in warfarin response complicated the management of warfarin therapy, improper therapeutic dose usually result in serious adverse events. OBJECTIVE: A two-stage extreme phenotype strategy was conducted to discover novel warfarin dose associated mutations in heart valve replacement (HVR) patients. PATIENTS/METHOD: A total of 1617 warfarin stable dose (WSD) patients were enrolled and divided randomly into two cohorts...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Mohamed Zaiou, Hamid El Amri
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. The basic causes of CVD are not fully understood yet. Substantial evidence suggests that genetic predisposition plays a vital role in the physiopathology of this complex disease. Hence, identification of genetic contributors to CVD will likely add diagnostic accuracy and better prediction of an individual's risk. With high-throughput genetics and genomics technology and newer genome-wide study approaches, a number of genetic variations across the human genome were uncovered...
October 6, 2016: Clinical Genetics
Yuri Nakamura, Kei-Ichiro Takase, Takuya Matsushita, Satoshi Yoshimura, Ryo Yamasaki, Hiroyuki Murai, Kazufumi Kikuchi, Jun-Ichi Kira
A 34-year-old man presented with an acute onset of upbeat nystagmus, slurred speech, and limb and truncal ataxias. The patient had a history of limb ataxia and gait disturbance previously treated as brainstem encephalitis with corticosteroids 3 years previously. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed pontine developmental venous anomaly (DVA) and hemorrhagic infarction within the drainage territory of the DVA. Three months later, the patient exhibited recurrent limb ataxia, double vision, and numbness of the left side of the body...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Matteo Cassina, Giulia A Cagnoli, Daniela Zuccarello, Elena Di Gianantonio, Maurizio Clementi
Exposure to teratogenic drugs during pregnancy is associated with a wide range of embryo-fetal anomalies and sometimes results in recurrent and recognizable patterns of malformations; however, the comprehension of the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of drug-induced birth defects is difficult, since teratogenesis is a multifactorial process which is always the result of a complex interaction between several environmental factors and the genetic background of both the mother and the fetus. Animal models have been extensively used to assess the teratogenic potential of pharmacological agents and to study their teratogenic mechanisms; however, a still open issue concerns how the information gained through animal models can be translated to humans...
September 14, 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Clint Mizzi, Eleni Dalabira, Judit Kumuthini, Nduna Dzimiri, Istvan Balogh, Nazli Başak, Ruwen Böhm, Joseph Borg, Paola Borgiani, Nada Bozina, Henrike Bruckmueller, Beata Burzynska, Angel Carracedo, Ingolf Cascorbi, Constantinos Deltas, Vita Dolzan, Anthony Fenech, Godfrey Grech, Vytautas Kasiulevicius, Ľudevít Kádaši, Vaidutis Kučinskas, Elza Khusnutdinova, Yiannis L Loukas, Milan Macek, Halyna Makukh, Ron Mathijssen, Konstantinos Mitropoulos, Christina Mitropoulou, Giuseppe Novelli, Ioanna Papantoni, Sonja Pavlovic, Giuseppe Saglio, Jadranka Setric, Maja Stojiljkovic, Andrew P Stubbs, Alessio Squassina, Maria Torres, Marek Turnovec, Ron H van Schaik, Konstantinos Voskarides, Salma M Wakil, Anneke Werk, Maria Del Zompo, Branka Zukic, Theodora Katsila, Ming Ta Michael Lee, Alison Motsinger-Rief, Howard L Mc Leod, Peter J van der Spek, George P Patrinos
Pharmacogenomics aims to correlate inter-individual differences of drug efficacy and/or toxicity with the underlying genetic composition, particularly in genes encoding for protein factors and enzymes involved in drug metabolism and transport. In several European populations, particularly in countries with lower income, information related to the prevalence of pharmacogenomic biomarkers is incomplete or lacking. Here, we have implemented the microattribution approach to assess the pharmacogenomic biomarkers allelic spectrum in 18 European populations, mostly from developing European countries, by analyzing 1,931 pharmacogenomics biomarkers in 231 genes...
2016: PloS One
Otito F Iwuchukwu, Andrea H Ramirez, Yaping Shi, Erica A Bowton, Vivian K Kawai, Jonathan S Schildcrout, Dan M Roden, Joshua C Denny, C Michael Stein
OBJECTIVES: Genetic factors contribute considerably toward variability in warfarin dose requirements and are important in the dose-titration phase; their effects on the stability of anticoagulation later in therapy are not known. METHODS: Using deidentified electronic medical records linked to a DNA-biobank, we studied 140 African-Americans and 943 European-Americans after the warfarin dose-titration phase. We genotyped 12 single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes (CYP2C9, VKORC1, CYP4F2, GGCX, EPHX1, CALU) associated with altered warfarin dose requirements and tested their associations with international normalized ratio variability (INRVAR) and percent time in therapeutic range in European-Americans and African-Americans...
November 2016: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
Jinhua Zhang, Zhijie Chen, Chunmei Chen
INTRODUCTION: Warfarin is the most commonly used antithrombotic drug. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of CYP2C9, CYP4F2, VKORC1 1173 and VKORC1-1639 influence warfarin maintenance dosage. We aimed to determine the impact of SNPs of these genes on mean daily warfarin dosage (MDWD) in Han-Chinese patients. METHODS: Strict literature inclusion criteria were established, and literature searching was performed on PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library for English articles and CNKI, CBM and Wanfang database for Chinese articles before September 2, 2014...
September 2016: Meta Gene
Donato Gemmati, Francesco Burini, Anna Talarico, Matteo Fabbri, Cesare Bertocco, Marco Vigliano, Stefano Moratelli, Antonio Cuneo, Maria Luisa Serino, Francesco Maria Avato, Veronica Tisato, Rosa Maria Gaudio
OBJECTIVES: Warfarin oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) requires regular and frequent drug adjustment monitored by INR. Interindividual variability, drug and diet interferences, and genetics (VKORC1 and CYP2C9) make the maintenance/reaching of stable INR a not so easy task. HPLC assessment of warfarin/enantiomers was suggested as a valid monitoring-tool along with INR, but definite results are still lacking. We evaluated possible correlations between INR, warfarin/3'-hydroxywarfarin, and drug weekly dosage aimed at searching novel alternatives to OAT monitoring...
2016: PloS One
Ragan Hart, David L Veenstra, Denise M Boudreau, Joshua A Roth
BACKGROUND: Several studies have demonstrated an association between body mass index (BMI) and warfarin therapeutic dose, but none evaluated the association of BMI with the clinically important outcome of major bleeding in a community setting. To address this evidence gap, we conducted a case-control study to evaluate the association between BMI and major bleeding risk among patients receiving warfarin. METHODS: We used a case-control study design to evaluate the association between obesity (BMI >30...
September 2, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
Darcy R Flora, Allan E Rettie, Richard C Brundage, Timothy S Tracy
Multiple factors can impact warfarin therapy, including genetic variations in the drug-metabolizing enzyme cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9). Compared with individuals with the wild-type allele, CYP2C9*1, carriers of the common *3 variant have significantly impaired CYP2C9 metabolism. Genetic variations in CYP2C9, the primary enzyme governing the metabolic clearance of the more potent S-enantiomer of the racemic anticoagulant warfarin, may impact warfarin-drug interactions. To establish a baseline for such studies, plasma and urine concentrations of R- and S-warfarin and 10 warfarin metabolites were monitored for up to 360 hours following a 10-mg warfarin dose in healthy subjects with 4 different CYP2C9 genotypes: CYP2C9*1/*1 (n = 8), CYP2C9*1/*3 (n = 9), CYP2C9*2/*3 (n = 3), and CYP2C9*3/*3 (n = 4)...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
E Wypasek, P Mazur, M Bochenek, M Awsiuk, G Grudzien, D Plincer, A Undas
Warfarin dosage estimation using the pharmacogenetic algorithms has been shown to improve the quality of anticoagulation control in patients with atrial fibrillation. We sought to assess the genetic, demographic and clinical factors that determine the quality of anticoagulation in patients following aortic valve replacement (AVR). We studied 200 consecutive patients (130 men) aged 63 ± 12.3 years, undergoing AVR, in whom warfarin dose was established using a pharmacogenetic algorithm. The quality of anticoagulation within the first 3 months since surgery was expressed as the time of international normalized ratio (INR) in the therapeutic range (TTR)...
June 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Wu-Tao Zeng, Qing Xu, Cheng-Hsun Li, Wei-Yan Chen, Xiu-Ting Sun, Xiang Wang, Yi-Ying Yang, Hui Shi, Zhi-Sheng Yang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether any of the single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the POR gene were significantly associated with CYP activity and expression, and could contribute to the total variability in stable warfarin maintenance doses in Han Chinese. METHODS: A total of 408 patients treated at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University were eligible for the study and had attained a stable warfarin maintenance dose at the start of the investigation...
November 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Niclas Eriksson, Lars Wallentin, Lars Berglund, Tomas Axelsson, Stuart Connolly, John Eikelboom, Michael Ezekowitz, Jonas Oldgren, Guillaume Paré, Paul Reilly, Agneta Siegbahn, Ann-Christine Syvanen, Claes Wadelius, Salim Yusuf, Mia Wadelius
AIMS: We investigated associations between genetic variation in candidate genes and on a genome-wide scale with warfarin maintenance dose, time in therapeutic range (TTR), and risk of major bleeding. MATERIALS & METHODS: In total, 982 warfarin-treated patients from the RE-LY trial were studied. RESULTS: After adjusting for SNPs in VKORC1 and CYP2C9, SNPs in DDHD1 (rs17126068) and NEDD4 (rs2288344) were associated with dose. Adding these SNPs and CYP4F2 (rs2108622) to a base model increased R(2) by 2...
August 2016: Pharmacogenomics
Addepalli Pavani, Shaik Mohammad Naushad, Ganapathy Lakshmitha, Sriraman Nivetha, Balraj Alex Stanley, Amaresh Rao Malempati, Vijay Kumar Kutala
AIM: To investigate the influence of alterations in vitamin K (K1, K2 and K3) in modulating warfarin dose requirement. PATIENTS & METHODS: Reverse phase HPLC to determine the plasma vitamin K; PCR-RFLP to detect polymorphisms; and the neuro-fuzzy model to predict warfarin dose were used. RESULTS: The developed neuro-fuzzy model showed a mean absolute error of 0.000024 mg/week. CYP2C9*2 and CYP2C9*3 mediated warfarin sensitivity was observed when vitamin K is in high and low tertiles, respectively...
August 2016: Pharmacogenomics
Brian S Finkelman, Benjamin French, Luanne Bershaw, Colleen M Brensinger, Michael B Streiff, Andrew E Epstein, Stephen E Kimmel
PURPOSE: Patients initiating warfarin therapy generally experience a dose-titration period of weeks to months, during which time they are at higher risk of both thromboembolic and bleeding events. Accurate prediction of prolonged dose titration could help clinicians determine which patients might be better treated by alternative anticoagulants that, while more costly, do not require dose titration. METHODS: A prediction model was derived in a prospective cohort of patients starting warfarin (n = 390), using Cox regression, and validated in an external cohort (n = 663) from a later time period...
July 26, 2016: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Elizabeth Marek, Jeremiah D Momper, Ronald N Hines, Cheryl M Takao, Joan C Gill, Vera Pravica, Andrea Gaedigk, Gilbert J Burckart, Kathleen A Neville
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of pediatric pharmacogenetic-based dose prediction models by using an independent cohort of pediatric patients from a multicenter trial. METHODS: Clinical and genetic data (CYP2C9 [cytochrome P450 2C9] and VKORC1 [vitamin K epoxide reductase]) were collected from pediatric patients aged 3 months to 17 years who were receiving warfarin as part of standard care at 3 separate clinical sites. The accuracy of 8 previously published pediatric pharmacogenetic-based dose models was evaluated in the validation cohort by comparing predicted maintenance doses to actual stable warfarin doses...
May 2016: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Victor F Tapson
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Recognizing PE and administering anticoagulants can significantly improve patient outcomes by reducing mortality rates and preventing recurrent events. For more than 50 years, standard therapy has involved parenteral anticoagulation followed by long-term therapy with the vitamin K antagonist warfarin. However, management of warfarin therapy is challenging due to its narrow therapeutic range and interactions with genetic and environmental factors...
August 2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
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