CYP2C8 R139K - GET-Evidence

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CYP2C8 R139K

(CYP2C8 Arg139Lys)

Short summary


Variant evidence
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Clinical importance
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Insufficiently evaluated pharmacogenetic

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Inheritance pattern


Summary of published research, and additional commentary


Allele frequency

  • T @ chr10:96827030: 8.7% (931/10758) in EVS
  • T @ chr10:96817019: 7.8% (10/128) in GET-Evidence
  • Frequency shown in summary reports: 8.7% (931/10758)


Dai D, Zeldin DC, Blaisdell JA, Chanas B, Coulter SJ, Ghanayem BI, Goldstein JA. Polymorphisms in human CYP2C8 decrease metabolism of the anticancer drug paclitaxel and arachidonic acid. Pharmacogenetics. 2001 Oct;11(7):597-607. PubMed PMID: 11668219.


Yasar U, Bennet AM, Eliasson E, Lundgren S, Wiman B, De Faire U, Rane A. Allelic variants of cytochromes P450 2C modify the risk for acute myocardial infarction. Pharmacogenetics. 2003 Dec;13(12):715-20. PubMed PMID: 14646690.


Bozkurt O, de Boer A, Grobbee DE, Heerdink ER, Burger H, Klungel OH. Pharmacogenetics of glucose-lowering drug treatment: a systematic review. Mol Diagn Ther. 2007;11(5):291-302. Review. PubMed PMID: 17963417.


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Leskelä S, Jara C, Leandro-García LJ, Martínez A, García-Donas J, Hernando S, Hurtado A, Vicario JC, Montero-Conde C, Landa I, López-Jiménez E, Cascón A, Milne RL, Robledo M, Rodríguez-Antona C. Polymorphisms in cytochromes P450 2C8 and 3A5 are associated with paclitaxel neurotoxicity. Pharmacogenomics J. 2011 Apr;11(2):121-9. Epub 2010 Mar 9. PubMed PMID: 20212519.



hu034DB1 - CGI sample GS00253-DNA_A02_200_37
het T @ chr10:96827030


hu2DBF2D - CGI sample GS01173-DNA_G02 from PGP sample 67180598
hom T @ chr10:96827030



hu43860C - CGI sample GS00253-DNA_A01_200_37
het T @ chr10:96827030


hu72A81D - CGI sample GS01173-DNA_C02 from PGP sample 10366372
het T @ chr10:96827030


hu9385BA - CGI sample GS00253-DNA_E01_200_37
hom T @ chr10:96827030


huB1FD55 - CGI sample GS01173-DNA_B07 from PGP sample 61499538
het T @ chr10:96827030


huBAAC98 - CGI sample GS01173-DNA_F02 from PGP sample 70008981
hom T @ chr10:96827030


GS06994 - var-GS06994-1100-36-ASM
het T @ chr10:96817020


Other external references

  • rs11572080
  • [paclitaxel]
    The variant is part of the CYP2C8*3 allele. In in vitro studies, the recombinant expressed CYP2C8*3 exhibits markedly impaired metabolism of paclitaxel and arachidonic acid.
  • [repaglinide; rosiglitazone]
    Different literature sources show a discrepancy between several in vitro findings describing a lower activity of the CYP2C8*3 variant and in vivo findings showing higher oral clearance in *3 allele carriers at last for some substrates ofCYP2C8. A study on healthy volunteers administered with repaglinide found that the CYP2C8*3 variant allele was associated with reduced plasma conentrations of repaglinde. Another study showed that subjects carrying the CYP2C8*3allele had a lower rosiglitazone plasma concentartion.; PubMed ID:17178266
  • [Malaria]
    CYP2C8*3 has no detectable amodiaquine metabolism activity in vitro.
  • [Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2]
    CYP2C8*3 allele (containing Arg139Lys and Lys399Arg) is associated with increased the clearance of meglitinides.
  • [Myocardial Infarction]
    Risk or phenotype-associated allele: A. Phenotype: In woman, the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) tended to be higher for subjects carrying the CYP2C8*3*3 genotype versus *1*1 (OR = 1.9). The CYP2C8*3 variants are 416G>A (rs10509681) and 1196A>G (rs11572080). Tested in all subjects, the risk of AMI was also higher in individuals carrying the CYP2C8*3 allele (*3*3; *1*3 versus*1*1) [1.2 (1.0-1.5), P = 0.07]. Study size: 1172 AMI patients and 1503 control subjects. Study population: Caucasian.
  • [Drug Toxicity; Neurotoxicity Syndromes]
    Risk or phenotype-associated allele: A. Phenotype: This variant was associated with increased risk for neurotoxicity with paclitaxel treatment. Study size: 132. Study population/ethnicity: Patients with Neoplasms receiving paclitaxel; Spain. Significance metric(s): HR = 1.54 (0.96-2.47); p = 0.072. Type of association: PK; TOX.
  • Score: 0.015 (benign)

Other in silico analyses

  • NBLOSUM100 score = –3
  • GET-Evidence autoscore = 1

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