Characterization of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in 13 Members of the ABC Drug Transporter Genes in Three Different Populations
Zihua Wang1, 2, Samuel S. Chong5, Caroline G.L. Lee1, 3, 4, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2007
First Page: 1
Last Page: 12
Publisher Id: TOPHARMJ-1-1
Article History:Received Date: 30/7/2007
Revision Received Date: 06/09/2007
Acceptance Date: 10/09/2007
Electronic publication date: 27/09/2007
Collection year: 2007
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To evaluate the usefulness of the two public databases, HapMap and Perlegen, in facilitating studies associating polymorphisms in these genes with drug response, we examined 111 single-nucleotide-polymorphisms from 13 ABCtransporter genes in Singaporean-Chinese, European-Americans and African-Americans. We found that genotype data from the HapMap/Perlegen databases are generally transferable to different sampling of the same population and to similar populations residing elsewhere. However, not all ABC-transporter family genes are amenable to SNP-tagging due to the low tagging-efficiency of low-LD genes resulting in negligible cost-savings. Hence, alternative approaches may have to be explored for low-LD ABC genes.