Emerging role of NUDT15 polymorphisms in 6-mercaptopurine metabolism and dose related toxicity in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Despite more than 80% long term survival in ALL, morbidity due to drug related myelotoxicity remains high. Germline variants of thiopurine metabolizing enzymes (TPMT and ITPA) have been described which are associated with increased drug toxicity during maintenance phase, but their prevalence in different ethnic groups is variable to account for relatively… CONTINUE READING