Journal article

The Effect of Folinic Acid on Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Polymorphisms in Methotrexate-Treated Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants

Nicholas M Murphy, Mary Diviney, Jeff Szer, Peter Bardy, Andrew Grigg, Rosemary Hoyt, Belinda King-Kallimanis, Rhonda Holdsworth, James McCluskey, Brian D Tait

BIOLOGY OF BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANTATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2012

Abstract

This study examined the contribution single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene have on clinical outcomes in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients treated with the antiproliferative drug methotrexate. Two common SNPs, 677C>T and 1298A>C, were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment-length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) from samples obtained from patient DNA samples. Eleven clinical outcomes including survival and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) were assessed against donor and recipient MTHFR genotypes against pretransplantation variables. Folinic acid (FA) as treatment for oral mucositis toxicity was used at investi..

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