Interethnic variability of CYP4F2 (V433M) in admixed population of Roma and Hungarians

Csilla Sipeky, Agnes Weber, Bela I. Melegh, Petra Matyas, Ingrid Janicsek, Renata Szalai, Istvan Szabo, Reka Varnai, Greta Tarlos, Alma Ganczer, Bela Melegh

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Aims: Pharmacogenetic based dosing recommendations are provided in FDA-approved warfarin label for Caucasians. Evidence of notable difference in dosing algorithms of under-represented populations forced us to explore the genetic variability of CYP4F2 gene in Roma and Hungarian populations. Patients and methods: 484 Roma, 493 Hungarian untreated subjects were genotyped for the CYP4F2*3 (rs2108622) variant by PCR-RFLP assay. Results and discussion: We firstly report, that frequencies of the CYP4F2 rs2108622 GG, GA, AA genotypes and A allele in the Roma population were 46.5%, 42.6%, 10.9% and 32.2%; in Hungarians 50.1%, 42.2%, 7.7% and 22.8%, respectively. Bearing of two minor alleles of CYP4F2 missense variant (AA genotype) modestly explains inter-ethnic differences of studied populations (. p<. 0.08). CYP4F2*3 (V433M) risk allele frequency of Roma (0.32) was in higher range, and of Hungarians (0.23) in lower range, as compared with other world populations. Conclusions: Roma have an elevated chance for higher mean warfarin dose, besides a decreased risk of major bleeding events in long-term warfarin use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-283
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - júl. 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Sipeky, C., Weber, A., Melegh, B. I., Matyas, P., Janicsek, I., Szalai, R., Szabo, I., Varnai, R., Tarlos, G., Ganczer, A., & Melegh, B. (2015). Interethnic variability of CYP4F2 (V433M) in admixed population of Roma and Hungarians. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 40(1), 280-283.