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Impact of genetic polymorphisms and drug-drug interactions on clopidogrel and prasugrel response variability

Besson, M.
Dayer, P.
Published in Current drug metabolism. 2010, vol. 11, no. 8, p. 667-677
Abstract Thienopyridine antiaggregating platelet agents (clopidogrel and prasugrel) act as irreversible P2Y12 receptor inhibitors. They are used with aspirin to prevent thrombotic complications after an acute coronary syndrome or percutaneous coronary intervention. A large interindividual variability in response to clopidogrel and to a lesser extent to prasugrel is observed and may be related to their metabolism. Clopidogrel and prasugrel are indeed prodrugs converted into their respective active metabolites by several cytochromes P450 (CYPs). Besides clopidogrel inactivation (85%) by esterases to the carboxylic acid, clopidogrel is metabolized by CYPs to 2-oxo-clopidogrel (15%) and further metabolized to an unstable but potent platelet-aggregating inhibitor. Prasugrel is more potent than clopidogrel with a better bioavailability and lower pharmacodynamic variability. Prasugrel is completely converted by esterases to an intermediate oxo-metabolite (R-95913) further bioactivated by CYPs. Numerous clinical studies have shown the influence of CYP2C19 polymorphism on clopidogrel antiplatelet activity. Moreover, unwanted drug-drug pharmacokinetic interactions influencing CYP2C19 activity and clopidogrel bioactivation such as with proton pump inhibitors remain a matter of intense controversy. Several studies have also demonstrated that CYP3A4/5 and CYP1A2 are important in clopidogrel bioactivation and should also be considered as potential targets for unwanted drug-drug interactions. Prasugrel bioactivation is mainly related to CYP3A4 and 2B6 activity and therefore the question of the effect of drug-drug interaction on its activity is open. The purpose of this review is to critically examine the current literature evaluating the influence of genetic and environmental factors such as unwanted drug-drug interaction affecting clopidogrel and prasugrel antiplatelet activity.
Keywords AnimalsBiological AvailabilityCytochrome P-450 Enzyme System/genetics/metabolismDrug InteractionsHumansPiperazines/pharmacokinetics/*pharmacologyPlatelet Aggregation Inhibitors/pharmacokinetics/*pharmacologyPolymorphism, GeneticPurinergic P2Y Receptor Antagonists/pharmacologyThiophenes/pharmacokinetics/*pharmacologyTiclopidine/*analogs & derivatives/pharmacokinetics/pharmacology
PMID: 20942779
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Research groups Geneva Platelet Group (13)
Groupe Desmeules Jules (pharmacologie/toxicologie) (567)
Pharmaco-omiques et médecine de précision (1003)
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ANCRENAZ, Virginie et al. Impact of genetic polymorphisms and drug-drug interactions on clopidogrel and prasugrel response variability. In: Current drug metabolism, 2010, vol. 11, n° 8, p. 667-677. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20425

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