CYP3A422 Genotyping in Clinical Practice: Ready for Implementation?

Tessa A.M. Mulder, Ruben A.G. van Eerden, Mirjam de With, Laure Elens, Dennis A. Hesselink, Maja Matic, Sander Bins, Ron H.J. Mathijssen, Ron H.N. van Schaik*

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Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) is the most important drug metabolizing enzyme in the liver, responsible for the oxidative metabolism of ∼50% of clinically prescribed drugs. Therefore, genetic variation in CYP3A4 could potentially affect the pharmacokinetics, toxicity and clinical outcome of drug treatment. Thus far, pharmacogenetics for CYP3A4 has not received much attention. However, the recent discovery of the intron 6 single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs35599367C > T, encoding the CYP3A422 allele, led to several studies into the pharmacogenetic effect of CYP3A422 on different drugs. This allele has a relatively minor allele frequency of 3-5% and an effect on CYP3A4 enzymatic activity. Thus far, no review summarizing the data published on several drugs is available yet. This article therefore addresses the current knowledge on CYP3A422. This information may help in deciding if, and for which drugs, CYP3A422 genotype-based dosing could be helpful in improving drug therapy. CYP3A422 was shown to significantly influence the pharmacokinetics of several drugs, with currently being most thoroughly investigated tacrolimus, cyclosporine, and statins. Additional studies, focusing on toxicity and clinical outcome, are warranted to demonstrate clinical utility of CYP3A422 genotype-based dosing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number711943
JournalFrontiers in Genetics
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2021

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