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Lack of an effect of CYP3A4 and MDR1 gene polymorphisms on colchicine pharmacogenetics in the treatment of Familial Mediterranean fever.

Genet Mol Res. 2013 Jan 24;12(AOP)

Authors: Dogruer D, Tug E, Bes C, Soy M


The P-gp/MDR1 multidrug transporter mediates detoxification of numerous drugs, including colchicine, and CYP3A4 is key to the biotransformation of colchicine. We investigated the effects of CYP3A4 and P-gp/MDR1 polymorphisms on bioavailability of colchicine in patients with Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). Forty-eight Turkish patients with FMF treated with colchicine were genotyped for 3435C>T, (-)1A>G, 61A>G, 1199G>A, 1236C>T, 2677G>A, 2677G>T polymorphisms in the P-gp/MDR1 gene and 3435C>T, *1B(-392A>G), *2(15713T>C), *3(23171T>C), *12(21896C>T), *17(15615T>C) polymorphisms in the CYP3A4 gene. Doses of colchicine administered to patients did not differ with respect to P-gp/MDR1 or CYP3A4 gene polymorphism. We also determined the genotype distributions of CYP3A4 and P-gp/ MDR1 genes among FMF patients. There was no significant gender difference in P-gp/MDR1 polymorphism, whereas there were significant gender differences in the frequencies of 15713T>C and 15615T>C polymorphisms in the CYP3A4 gene. No significant relation was found between colchicine doses that would introduce optimal clinical response and affect the therapeutic dose and CYP3A4 and P-gp/MDR1 gene polymorphisms in these FMF patients.

PMID: 23408444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]