Bedeutung der genetischen Polymorphismen in den Enzymen CYP2D6, CYP2C19 und CYP2C9 für Pharmakokinetik der trizyklischen Antidepressiva Doxepin und Trimipramin

by Müller, Gunnar

Abstract (Summary)
Several studies have demonstrated involvement of the enzymes CYP2D6, CYP2C19 and CYP2C9 in the metabolism of tricyclic antidepressants. We studied the effects of genetic polymorphisms in these enzymes on E-,Z-doxepin and trimipramine pharmacokinetics in humans. A single orale dose of each 75 mg timipramine and doxepin was given to 42 healthy volunteers genotyped as extensive (EM), intermediate (IM) and poor (PM) metabolizers of substrates of CYP2D6 and of CYP2C19 and as slow metabolizers with the CYP2C9 genotype *3/*3. E-,Z-doxepin and -desmethyldoxepin as well as trimipramine and desmethyltrimipramine were quantified in plasma by HPLC. Data were analyzed by non-parametric pharmacokinetics and statistics. Mean E-doxepin clearance (95% confidence interval) was 406 (390-445), 247 (241-271) and 127 (124-139) l/h in EMs, IMs and PMs of CYP2D6 and was also significantly lower in carriers of CYP2C9*3/*3 (238 l/h). CYP2C19 was involved in Z-doxepin metabolism with 2.5-fold differences in oral clearances (73 l/h in CYP2C19 PMs compared with 191 l/h in EMs). The AUC (0-48 h) of the active metabolite desmethyldoxepin was dependent on CYP2D6 genotype with a median of 5.28, 1.35 and 1.28 nmol/l*h in PMs, IMs and EMs of CYP2D6. The genetically polymorphic enzymes exhibited highly stereoselective effects on doxepin biotransformation in humans. The median oral clearance of trimipramine was 276 l/h (180-444) in the reference group but only 36 l/h (24-48) in CYP2D6-PMs. The AUC of desmethyltrimipramine was 40-fold greater in CYP2D6 PMs than in the reference group (1.7 vs. 0.04 mg/l*h in EMs), but below the quantification limit in most carriers of deficiencies of CYP2C19 or CYP2C9. The CYP2D6 polymorphism had a strong impact on E-doxepin and trimipramine pharmacokinetics and CYP2D6-PMs might be at an elevated risk for adverse drug effects when treated with common recommended doses of these antidepressants.
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School:Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

School Location:Germany

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:CYP2C19 CYP2C9 Dopexin Trimipramin doxepine trimipramine genetic polymorhisms pharmacokinetics


Date of Publication:11/21/2005

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