Esther Machín

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AIM To describe for the first time CYP2C9 hydroxylation phenotype with CYP2C9 genotypes in a Hispanic (Ecuadorian) population using losartan; and the relevance of gender, tobacco, ethanol and caffeine consumption on the enzyme hydroxylation capacity. METHODS Ecuadorian healthy volunteers (n = 194) received a single oral dose of 25 mg losartan. Losartan(More)
Patients treated with antiepileptic drugs can exhibit large interindividual variability in clinical efficacy or adverse effects. This could be partially due to genetic variants in genes coding for proteins that function as drug metabolizing enzymes, drug transporters or drug targets. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the current(More)
Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) genotypes and the dextromethorphan/dextrorphan (DXM/DXT) metabolic ratio (MR), which is a marker of CYP2D6 activity, were studied in 118 unrelated healthy Ecuadorians. Genotyping of CYP2D6 was performed by amplification of entire CYP2D6 gene by XL-PCR for CYP2D6*5 and multiplication alleles and by real time-PCR for CYP2D6 *2,(More)
BACKGROUND Losartan is metabolized to losartan carboxylic acid (E-3174) by the polymorphic cytochrome CYP2C9. The aim of the study was to develop a high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method with fluorescence detection for simultaneously measuring losartan and its metabolite E-3174 in urine to evaluate the losartan urinary metabolic ratio (MR:(More)
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