Aim: This study was aimed to asses the prevalence of CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 polymorphisms in psychiatric patients and in volunteers from Dutch caribbean origin.
Methods: In total, 435 individuals were genotyped for CYP2D6 and CYP2C19. Of these, 269 were psychiatric patients on psychotropic medication, living in Curacao and 166 were volunteers from the Dutch Caribbean population.
Results: No differences in prevalence of alleles were found.
Conclusion: Although prevalence of alleles appeared to be very different from African and Caucasian populations, the distribution into predicted phenotypes shows an equal distribution as in Caucasians.
- DEBRISOQUINE 4-HYDROXYLASE CYP2D6
- GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS
- ALLELE FREQUENCY