A web server for inferring the human N-acetyltransferase-2 (NAT2) enzymatic phenotype from NAT2 genotype.

Author(s): Kuznetsov IB,  McDuffie M,  Moslehi R

Journal: Bioinformatics

Date: 2009 May 1

Major Program(s) or Research Group(s): EDRG, PLCO

PubMed ID: 19261719

PMC ID: PMC2672629

Abstract: UNLABELLED: N-acetyltransferase-2 (NAT2) is an important enzyme that catalyzes the acetylation of aromatic and heterocyclic amine carcinogens. Individuals in human populations are divided into three NAT2 acetylator phenotypes: slow, rapid and intermediate. NAT2PRED is a web server that implements a supervised pattern recognition method to infer NAT2 phenotype from SNPs found in NAT2 gene positions 282, 341, 481, 590, 803 and 857. The web server can be used for a fast determination of NAT2 phenotypes in genetic screens. AVAILABILITY: Freely available at SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.