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Diabetes pharmacogenetics

Kevin J Li, Aaron P Greenstein, Lynn E Delisi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To examine the recent literature regarding sudden death in patients with schizophrenia and synthesize salient conclusions based on this evidence. RECENT FINDINGS: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the largest subset of sudden unexpected death (SUD), with up to 40% of SUD from cardiovascular causes. SCD has been associated with exposure to both first and second-generation antipsychotics. Clozapine [odds ratio (OR) 3.67, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1...
March 6, 2018: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
Fangying Xie, Juliana C N Chan, Ronald C W Ma
Diabetes has become a major burden of healthcare expenditure. Diabetes management following a uniform treatment algorithm is often associated with progressive treatment failure and development of diabetic complications. Recent advances in our understanding in the genomic architecture of diabetes and its complications have provided the framework for development of precision medicine to personalize diabetes prevention and management. In this review, we summarized recent advances in the understanding of the genetic basis of diabetes and its complications...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
Ewan R Pearson
In diabetes, pharmacogenetics can be used both to identify patient subgroups who will have most benefit and/or least harm from a particularly treatment, and to gain insights into the molecular mechanisms of drug action and disease aetiology. There is increasing evidence that genetic variation alters response to diabetes treatments-both in terms of glycaemic response and side effects. This can be seen with dramatic impact on clinical care, in patients with genetic forms of diabetes such as Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young caused by HNF1A mutations, and Neonatal diabetes due to activating mutations in ABCC8 or KCNJ11...
February 24, 2018: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
Spyridon Karras, Eleni Rapti, Theocharis Koufakis, Angeliki Kyriazou, Dimitrios Goulis, Kalliopi Kotsa
BACKGROUND: Pharmacogenetics is a promising area of medical research, providing methods to identify the appropriate pharmaceutical agent and dosing for each unique patient. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists are a novel therapeutic choice used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), demonstrating efficacy regarding glycemic control and weight loss. Therapeutic response to GLP-1 agonist treatment is a complex biophenomenon, dependent on a plethora of modifiable (diet, exercise, adherence) and non-modifiable (genetic individual variants, ethnic characteristics) parameters...
February 21, 2018: Current Clinical Pharmacology
Pauline Lancia, Tiphaine Adam de Beaumais, Valéry Elie, Florentine Garaix, Marc Fila, François Nobili, Bruno Ranchin, Pascale Testevuide, Tim Ulinski, Wei Zhao, Georges Deschênes, Evelyne Jacqz-Aigrain
BACKGROUND: Post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) is a major complication of immunosuppressive therapy, with many risk factors reported in adults with renal transplantation. The objective of this study was to investigate potential non-genetic and genetic risk factors of PTDM in children with renal transplantation treated with tacrolimus. METHODS: A national database was screened for patients developing PTDM within 4 years following tacrolimus introduction. PTDM was defined as glucose disorder requiring anti-diabetic treatment...
February 4, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Eunyong Ahn, Taesung Park
Functional rare variants in drug-related genes are believed to be highly differentiated between ethnic- or racial populations. However, knowledge of population differentiation (PD) of rare single-nucleotide variants (SNVs), remains widely lacking, with the highest fixation indices, (Fst values), from both rare and common variants annotated to specific genes, having only been marginally used to understand PD at the gene level. In this study, we suggest a new, gene-based PD method, PD of Rare and Common variants (PDRC), for analyzing rare variants, as inspired by Generalized Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel (GCMH) statistics, to identify highly population-differentiated drug response-related genes ("pharmacogenes")...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
Nataliya Titova, K Ray Chaudhuri
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a multineurotransmitter dysfunction related disorder resulting in a range of motor and nonmotor symptoms. Phenotypic heterogeneity is pronounced in PD and nonmotor symptoms dominant subtypes have been described. These endophenotypes may be underpinned by considerable nondopaminergic dysfunction; however, conventional treatment of PD continues to be mostly reliant on dopamine replacement strategy or manipulation of brain dopaminergic pathways. Consequently, treatment of many nondopaminergic nonmotor and some motor symptoms remains a key unmet need...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
Jose C Florez
Despite its widespread use as the first-line agent for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, it has become clear that metformin does not work optimally for everyone. Elucidating who are the likely metformin responders and non-responders is hampered by our limited knowledge of its precise molecular mechanism of action. One approach to achieve the related goals of stratifying patients into response subgroups and identifying the molecular targets of metformin involves the deployment of agnostic genome-wide approaches in cohorts of appropriate size to attain sufficient statistical power...
September 2017: Diabetologia
S Prudente, R Di Paola, S Pezzilli, M Garofolo, O Lamacchia, T Filardi, G C Mannino, L Mercuri, F Alberico, M G Scarale, G Sesti, S Morano, G Penno, M Cignarelli, M Copetti, V Trischitta
To investigate the role of IRS1 locus on failure to oral antidiabetes drugs (OADs) we genotyped single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs2943641, rs7578326 (tagging all SNPs genome-wide associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and related traits at this locus) and rs1801278 (that is, the loss-of-function IRS1 G972R amino acid substitution) in 2662 patients with T2D. Although no association with OAD failure was observed for rs2943641 and rs7578326 SNPs (odds ratio (OR): 1.04, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.93-1...
July 11, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
Nidia Samara Rodríguez-Rivera, Patricia Cuautle-Rodríguez, Fernando Castillo-Nájera, Juan Arcadio Molina-Guarneros
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most prevalent chronic pathologies in the world. In developing countries, such as Mexico, its prevalence represents an important public health and research issue. Determining factors triggering T2DM are environmental and genetic. While diet, exercise and proper weight control are the first measures recommended to improve the quality of life and life expectancy of patients, pharmacological treatment is usually the next step. Within every population there are variations in interindividual drug response, which may be due to genetic background...
July 2017: Biomedical Reports
Irina Piatkov, Dorgival Caetano, Yolinda Assur, Sue Lynn Lau, Micheline Coelho, Trudi Jones, Tristan Nguyen, Steven Boyages, Mark McLean
OBJECTIVES: Clozapine (CZ) is the most effective drug for managing treatment-resistant schizophrenic disorders. Its use has been limited due to adverse effects, which include weight gain and new-onset diabetes, but the incidence of these varies between patients. METHODS: We investigated 187 Clozapine Clinic patients (of whom 137 consented for genotyping) for the presence of CYP2C19*17 and its association with CZ and norclozapine (NCZ) levels, and clinical outcomes...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
Nina Elk, Otito F Iwuchukwu
Diabetes mellitus is a worldwide problem with an immense pharmacoeconomic burden. The multifactorial and complex nature of the disease lends itself to personalized pharmacotherapeutic approaches to treatment. Variability in individual risk and subsequent development of diabetes has been reported in addition to differences in response to the many oral glucose lowering therapies currently available for diabetes pharmacotherapy. Pharmacogenomic studies have attempted to uncover the heritable components of individual variability in risk susceptibility and response to pharmacotherapy...
September 2017: Pharmacotherapy
Jingwen Song, Yunzhong Yang, Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, Yu-Ping Wang, Tianhua Niu
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a worldwide epidemic with considerable health and economic consequences. Sulfonylureas are widely used drugs for the treatment of patients with T2D. KCNJ11 and ABCC8 encode the Kir6.2 (pore-forming subunit) and SUR1 (regulatory subunit that binds to sulfonylurea) of pancreatic β cell KATP channel respectively with a critical role in insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis. TCF7L2 encodes a transcription factor expressed in pancreatic β cells that regulates insulin production and processing...
June 6, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
Eio Sundelin, L C Gormsen, J B Jensen, M H Vendelbo, S Jakobsen, O L Munk, Mmh Christensen, K Brøsen, J Frøkiaer, N Jessen
Metformin has been used successfully to treat type 2 diabetes for decades. However, the efficacy of the drug varies considerably from patient to patient and this may in part be due to its pharmacokinetic properties. The aim of this study was to examine if common polymorphisms in SLC22A1, encoding the transporter protein OCT1, affect the hepatic distribution of metformin in humans. We performed noninvasive (11) C-metformin positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) to determine hepatic exposure in 12 subjects genotyped for variants in SLC22A1...
November 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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
Jose C Florez
In recent years, technological and analytical advances have led to an explosion in the discovery of genetic loci associated with type 2 diabetes. However, their ability to improve prediction of disease outcomes beyond standard clinical risk factors has been limited. On the other hand, genetic effects on drug response may be stronger than those commonly seen for disease incidence. Pharmacogenetic findings may aid in identifying new drug targets, elucidate pathophysiology, unravel disease heterogeneity, help prioritise specific genes in regions of genetic association, and contribute to personalised or precision treatment...
May 2017: Diabetologia
Wen-Ling Liao, Wen-Jane Lee, Ching-Chu Chen, Chieh Hsiang Lu, Chien-Hsiun Chen, Yi-Chun Chou, I-Te Lee, Wayne H-H Sheu, Jer-Yuarn Wu, Chi-Fan Yang, Chung-Hsing Wang, Fuu-Jen Tsai
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are oral anti-hyperglycemic drugs enabling effective glycemic control in type 2 diabetes (T2D). Despite DPP-4 inhibitors' advantages, the patients' therapeutic response varies. In this retrospective cohort study, 171 Taiwanese patients with T2D were classified as sensitive or resistant to treatment based on the mean change in HbA1c levels. Using an assumption-free genome-wide association study, 45 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) involved in the therapeutic response to DPP-4 inhibitors (P < 1 × 10-4) were identified at or near PRKD1, CNTN3, ASK, and LOC10537792...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
Heike Zimdahl, Axel Haupt, Michael Brendel, Louis Bour, Fausto Machicao, Afshin Salsali, Uli C Broedl, Hans-Juergen Woerle, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Harald Staiger
OBJECTIVE: Inhibition of the renal sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) is a novel concept in the therapy of diabetes mellitus. In this study, we first assessed whether common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the SGLT2-encoding gene SLC5A2 affect diabetes-related metabolic traits in subjects at risk for type 2 diabetes and, second, whether these have pharmacogenetic relevance by interfering with the response to empagliflozin treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Samples from a metabolically well-phenotyped cross-sectional study population (total N=2600) at increased risk for type 2 diabetes and pooled pharmacogenetic samples from patients from four phase III trials of empagliflozin (in total: 603 receiving empagliflozin, 305 receiving placebo) were genotyped for five common SNPs (minor allele frequencies ≥5%) present in the SLC5A2 gene locus...
April 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
T Dujic, K Zhou, S W Yee, N van Leeuwen, C E de Keyser, M Javorský, S Goswami, L Zaharenko, M M Hougaard Christensen, M Out, R Tavendale, M Kubo, M M Hedderson, A A van der Heijden, L Klimčáková, V Pirags, A Kooy, K Brøsen, J Klovins, S Semiz, I Tkáč, B H Stricker, Cna Palmer, L M 't Hart, K M Giacomini, E R Pearson
Therapeutic response to metformin, a first-line drug for type 2 diabetes (T2D), is highly variable, in part likely due to genetic factors. To date, metformin pharmacogenetic studies have mainly focused on the impact of variants in metformin transporter genes, with inconsistent results. To clarify the significance of these variants in glycemic response to metformin in T2D, we performed a large-scale meta-analysis across the cohorts of the Metformin Genetics Consortium (MetGen). Nine candidate polymorphisms in five transporter genes (organic cation transporter [OCT]1, OCT2, multidrug and toxin extrusion transporter [MATE]1, MATE2-K, and OCTN1) were analyzed in up to 7,968 individuals...
June 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Cornelius Kürten, Mladen Tzvetkov, Volker Ellenrieder, Harald Schwörer
History and clinical findings | We report about a 79 year old non-diabetic patient who was admitted to the emergency room with severe hypoglycemia (blood glucose level: 36 mg / dl and Glasgow Coma Scale Score: 3). After the infusion of G40 % her blood glucose level stabilised. The patient reported to have taken 50 mg of Tramadol during the night to treat her headache. Investigations and diagnosis | No other differential diagnosis for hypoglycemia (i.e. diabetes, insulinoma, severe liver or kidney disease) could be established...
September 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
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