Effects of CYP2B6 polymorphisms on plasma nevirapine concentrations: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ha Young Yoon, Young Ah Cho, Jeong Yee, Hye Sun Gwak

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Cytochrome P450 (CYP) is involved in the metabolism of nevirapine (NVP); especially, CYP2B6 has been known to be one of the main enzymes involved in NVP metabolism. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of CYP2B6 variants on plasma concentrations of NVP by a systematic review and meta-analysis. A search for qualifying studies published until April 2020 was conducted using the EMBASE, PubMed, and Web of Science databases. The mean difference (MD) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated. Data analysis was performed using R Studio (version 3.6) and Review Manager (version 5.3). In total, data from six studies involving 634 patients were analyzed in the systematic review and five studies in the meta-analysis. We found that carriers of the CYP2B6 516TT genotype had a 2.18 µg/mL higher NVP concentration than did the GG or GT (95% CI 1.28–3.08). In the respective comparisons of the three genotypes, it was found that the MD was 1.87 µg/mL between the TT and GT groups, 2.53 µg/mL between TT and GG, and 0.60 µg/mL between GT and GG. This meta-analysis confirmed that CYP2B6 polymorphisms was associated with plasma NVP concentrations. Therefore, CYP2B6 genotyping may be useful to predict the responses to NVP.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17390
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2020

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