Human thiopurine S-methyltransferase activity in uremia and after renal transplantation

In addition to cyclosporin and steroids, azathioprine is frequently used for immunosuppression after renal transplantation. Thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) catalyses the S-methylation of thiopurine drugs. A genetic polymorphism was shown with 1 in 300 homozygous for a TPMT deficiency. These subjects carry the risk of severe myelosuppression when… (More)