Sierk Haenisch

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Ezetimibe is an inhibitor of the cholesterol uptake transporter Niemann-Pick C1-like protein (NPC1L1). Target concentrations can be influenced by intestinal uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) and the efflux transporters P-glycoprotein (P-gp) (ABCB1) and multidrug resistance associated protein 2 (MRP2) (ABCC2). This study(More)
It is currently not clear whether the concentration-time curves of the immunosuppressants differ with respect to the CYP3A5, MDR1, or MRP2 genotype in dose-adapted stable kidney transplant patients. Dose/trough concentration ratios were obtained in 134 tacrolimus and 20 sirolimus-treated patients, and plasma concentration-time profiles were obtained from 16(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the enormous success of imatinib in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), therapy resistance has emerged in a significant proportion of patients, partly because of the overexpression of ABC efflux transporters. METHODS Using an array comprising 667 miRNAs, we investigated whether the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) is altered in CML K-562(More)
ABCC2 (MRP2) is an important export pump, expressed at tissue barriers. The genetic variants −24C>T, 1249G>A and 3972C>T are leading to inter-individual differences of bioavailability of various endogenous and exogenous compounds. Considering ABCC2 haplotypes, we investigated DNA–protein binding properties, mRNA secondary structure, mRNA stability, protein(More)
The cytotoxic drug cyclophosphamide (CP) is bioactivated into 4-hydroxy-cyclophosphamide (4-OH-CP) through cytochrome P450 enzymes and cleared through aldehyde dehydrogenase and glutathione S-transferase. This prospective study analyzes the influence of drug metabolizing enzyme genotype on (1) plasma 4-OH-CP:CP ratio and (2) myelotoxicity in breast cancer(More)
Transient receptor potential channels are important mediators of thermal and mechanical stimuli and play an important role in neuropathic pain. The contribution of hereditary variants in the genes of transient receptor potential channels to neuropathic pain is unknown. We investigated the frequency of transient receptor potential ankyrin 1, transient(More)
microRNAs (miRNAs), which contribute to the post-transcriptional processing through 3'-untranslated region-interference, have been shown to be involved in the regulation of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) membrane transporters. The aim of this study was to investigate whether ABCC2, an important efflux transporter for various endogenous and exogenous compounds(More)
AIM A number of studies have demonstrated that ABCB1 and BCRP (ABCG2) actively transport Aβ. We aimed to investigate the association of genetic variants of selected multidrug transporters with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in histopathologically confirmed AD cases and controls. MATERIALS & METHODS DNA from brain tissue of 71 AD cases with Consortium to(More)
There is increasing evidence that polymorphisms of the adenosine 5′ triphosphate membrane transporters ABCB1 (P-glycoprotein, MDR1) may affect expression and function, whereas less information is available about the impact of ABCC2 (multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP2)) single-nucleotide polymorphisms . Particularly, their role in human kidney for(More)
Polymorphic genes of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters may influence drug response. With some exemptions, single nucleotide polymorphisms in such genes, however, are not known to be susceptibility factors for breast cancer. This study explored genotype profiles for the breast cancer patients on fluorouracil, doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (FAC)(More)