Drug Metabolism Letters

Zhiyang Zhao
Amgen
Cambridge, MA
USA

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Effect of Common NAT2 Variant Alleles in the Acetylation of the Major Clonazepam Metabolite, 7-minoclonazepam

Author(s): M. Olivera, C. Martinez, G. Gervasini, J. A. Carrillo, S. Ramos, J. Benitez, E. Garcia-Martin, J. A. G. Agundez.

Abstract:

We investigated the role of NAT2 on clonazepam acetylation, using transiently expressed human NAT2 alleles. The NAT25*B and the NAT2*6A variant alleles cause a 20 and 22-fold reduction in the Vmax, respectively. We conclude that NAT2 is responsible for 7-aminoclonazepam acetylation and that NAT2 gene polymorphisms impair such metabolic pathway.

Keywords: NAT2, acetylation, polymorphism, pharmacogenomics

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Article Details

VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2007
Page: [3 - 5]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/187231207779814283