Determination of CYP2D6 gene copy number by pyrosequencing.

BACKGROUND Identification of CYP2D6 alleles *5 (deletion of the whole CYP2D6 gene) and *2xN (gene duplication) is very important because they are associated with decreased or increased metabolism of many drugs. The most commonly used method for analysis of these alleles is, however, considered to be laborious and unreliable. METHODS We developed a method… (More)