Effect of CYP3A and ABCB1 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms on the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Calcineurin Inhibitors: Part II

Staatz, Christine E., Goodman, Lucy K. and Tett, Susan E. (2010) Effect of CYP3A and ABCB1 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms on the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Calcineurin Inhibitors: Part II. Clinical Pharmacokinetics, 49 4: 207-221. doi:10.2165/11317550-000000000-00000

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Author Staatz, Christine E.
Goodman, Lucy K.
Tett, Susan E.
Title Effect of CYP3A and ABCB1 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms on the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Calcineurin Inhibitors: Part II
Journal name Clinical Pharmacokinetics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-5963
Publication date 2010-04-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2165/11317550-000000000-00000
Volume 49
Issue 4
Start page 207
End page 221
Total pages 15
Editor A. Parkash
Place of publication Aukland, New Zealand
Publisher Adis International Ltd.
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
111502 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
The calcineurin inhibitors ciclosporin (cyclosporine) and tacrolimus are immunosuppressant drugs used for the prevention of organ rejection following transplantation. Both agents are metabolic substrates for cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A enzymes in particular, CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 and are transported out of cells via P-glycoprotein (ABCB1). Several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been identified in the genes encoding for CYP3A4, CYP3A5 and P-glycoprotein, including CYP3A4-392A>G (rs2740574), CYP3A5 6986A>G (rs776746), ABCB1 3435C>T (rs1045642), ABCB1 1236C>T (rs1128503) and ABCB1 2677G>TA (rs2032582). The aim of this review is to provide the clinician with an extensive overview of the recent literature on the known effects of these SNPs on the pharmacodynamics of ciclosporin and tacrolimus in solid-organ transplant recipients. Literature searches were performed and all relevant primary research articles were critiqued and summarized. There is no evidence that the CYP3A4-392A>G SNP has an effect on the pharmacodynamics of either ciclosporin or tacrolimus; however, studies have been limited. For patients prescribed ciclosporin, the CYP3A5 6986A>G SNP may influence long-term survival, possibly because of a different metabolite pattern over time. This SNP has no clear association with acute rejection during ciclosporin therapy. Despite a strong association between the CYP3A5 6986A>G SNP and tacrolimus pharmacokinetics, there is no consistent evidence of organ rejection as a result of genotype-related under-immunosuppression. This is likely to be explained by the practice of performing tacrolimus dose adjustments in the early phase after transplantation. The effect of the CYP3A5 6986A>G SNP on ciclosporin-and tacrolimus-related nephrotoxicity and development of hypertension is unclear. Similarly, the ABCB1 SNPs exert no clear influence on either ciclosporin or tacrolimus pharmacodynamics, with studies showing conflicting results in regard to the main parameters of acute rejection and nephrotoxicity. In kidney transplant patients, consideration of the donor kidney genotype rather than the recipient genotype may be more important when assessing development of nephrotoxicity. Studies with low patient numbers may account for many inconsistent results to date. The majority of studies have only evaluated the effects of individual SNPs; however, multiple polymorphisms may interact to produce a combined effect. Further haplotype analyses are likely to be useful, particularly ones that consider both donor and recipient genotype. The effects of polymorphisms associated with the pregnane X receptor, organic anion transporting polypeptides, calcineurin inhibitor target sites and immune response pathways need to be further investigated. A large standardized clinical trial is now required to evaluate the relationship between the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of CYP3A5-mediated tacrolimus metabolism, particularly in regard to the outcomes of acute rejection and nephrotoxicity. It is not yet clear whether pharmacogenetic profiling of calcineurin inhibitors will be a useful clinical tool for personalizing immunosuppressant therapy.
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Keyword Renal-transplant Recipients
Posttransplant Diabetes-mellitus
Tacrolimus Pharmacokinetics
Immunosuppressive Drugs
Allograft Recipients
Acute Rejection
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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