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The CYP2C9 genotype predicts the blood pressure response to irbesartan: results from the Swedish Irbesartan Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Investigation vs Atenolol (SILVHIA) trial
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences. (osteoporos, Melhus)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences. (Akut- och internmedicin)
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2002 (English)In: Journal of Hypertension, ISSN 0263-6352, Vol. 20, no 10, 2089-2093 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: The cytochrome P450 CYP2C9 enzyme (CYP2C9) metabolizes many clinically important drugs, for example, phenytoin, warfarin and the angiotensin II type 1 (AT(1)) receptor antagonists, losartan and irbesartan. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the CYP2C9 gene result in the expression of three important variants, CYP2C9*1(wild-type), CYP2C9*2 and CYP2C9*3, the last two exhibiting reduced catalytic activity compared with the wild-type. The CYP2C9 genotype is known to determine sensitivity to and dose requirements for both warfarin and phenytoin, and also the rate of metabolism of losartan. However, its influence on clinical response to treatment with the AT(1) receptor antagonist, irbesartan, has not been investigated. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the CYP2C9genotype influences the blood pressure-decreasing response to antihypertensive treatment with irbesartan. DESIGN AND METHODS: One hundred and two patients with essential hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy were allocated randomly to groups to receive double-blind treatment with either irbesartan (n = 49) or the beta(1)-adrenergic receptor blocker, atenolol ( n= 53). Blood pressure was measured before and after 12 weeks of treatment. genotyping was performed using solid-phase minisequencing. RESULTS: The diastolic blood pressure (DBP) response differed in relation to the CYP2C9 genotype in patients given irbesartan: the reduction in patients with genotype CYP2C9*1/CYP2C9*1 (n = 33) was 7.5% and that with CYP2C9*1/CYP2C9*2 (n = 12) was 14.4% ( P= 0.036). A similar trend was seen for systolic blood pressure. In contrast, no relation was seen between the CYP2C9 genotype and blood pressure response to atenolol, a drug not metabolized via CYP2C9. CONCLUSIONS: The CYP2C9 genotype seems to predict the DBP response to irbesartan, but not to atenolol, in patients with essential hypertension.

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2002. Vol. 20, no 10, 2089-2093 p.
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Adult, Aged, Antihypertensive Agents/administration & dosage/*therapeutic use, Aryl Hydrocarbon Hydroxylases/*drug effects/*genetics, Atenolol/administration & dosage/therapeutic use, Biphenyl Compounds/administration & dosage/*therapeutic use, Blood Pressure/*drug effects/*genetics, Comparative Study, Diastole/drug effects/genetics, Dose-Response Relationship; Drug, Double-Blind Method, Drug Evaluation, Female, Genotype, Humans, Hypertension/drug therapy/physiopathology, Hypertrophy; Left Ventricular/drug therapy/physiopathology, Male, Middle Aged, Predictive Value of Tests, Randomized Controlled Trials, Research Support; Non-U.S. Gov't, Sweden, Systole/drug effects/genetics, Tetrazoles/administration & dosage/*therapeutic use, Treatment Outcome
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-73219PubMedID: 12359989OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-73219DiVA: diva2:101130
Available from: 2005-06-02 Created: 2005-06-02Bibliographically approved

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