Research Article

Effect of CYP2C9*3 mutant variants on meloxicam pharmacokinetics in a healthy Chinese population

Published: February 13, 2014
Genet. Mol. Res. 13 (1) : 831-837 DOI: 10.4238/2014.February.13.1

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the CYP2C9*3 (CYP2C9 1075 A>C) polymorphism on meloxicam pharmacokinetics in a Chinese population. Twenty-four healthy volunteers were enrolled in this study. The pyrosequencing technique was used to identify polymorphisms of CYP2C9. The concentration of meloxicam in plasma was determined by a high-performance liquid chromatography assay with mass spectrographic analysis. The Drug and Statistics Software (DAS, version 2.0) was used for curve fitting and calculations of pharmacokinetic parameters. The effects of CYP2C9*3 variant genotypes on meloxicam pharmacokinetics were compared with those of the wild type genotype. Among the 24 volunteers, two AC heterozygotes were observed in the multi-dose group. CYP2C9*3 was found to play an important role in the metabolism of meloxicam by reducing its enzymatic activity. Therefore, results of this study provide helpful information regarding inter-individual pharmacokinetic variability in the Chinese population.

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the CYP2C9*3 (CYP2C9 1075 A>C) polymorphism on meloxicam pharmacokinetics in a Chinese population. Twenty-four healthy volunteers were enrolled in this study. The pyrosequencing technique was used to identify polymorphisms of CYP2C9. The concentration of meloxicam in plasma was determined by a high-performance liquid chromatography assay with mass spectrographic analysis. The Drug and Statistics Software (DAS, version 2.0) was used for curve fitting and calculations of pharmacokinetic parameters. The effects of CYP2C9*3 variant genotypes on meloxicam pharmacokinetics were compared with those of the wild type genotype. Among the 24 volunteers, two AC heterozygotes were observed in the multi-dose group. CYP2C9*3 was found to play an important role in the metabolism of meloxicam by reducing its enzymatic activity. Therefore, results of this study provide helpful information regarding inter-individual pharmacokinetic variability in the Chinese population.