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Antiretroviral drug summary: Etravirine (ETR; Intelence)

Last updated on Nov 10, 2008
Key Mutations

Associated with decreased ETR susceptibility in >= 2 studies

Other Tibotec GSS mutations

In vitro passage experiments: E138K, Y181C/I, V179F, G190E, and M230L are among the most common mutations emerging during ETR selection pressure in vitro (Brillant et al. 2004; Su et al. 2007; Vingerhoets et al. 2005). L100I emerged in isolates with K103N (Vingerhoets et al. 2005).

Mutations emerging in individuals receiving ETR: L100I, E138G, V179F/I, Y181C/I, and H221Y have been the mutations most commonly been reported to emerge in vivo (Tibotec 2008).

Phenotypic susceptibility: site-directed mutants: The greatest decreases in susceptibility (Antivirogram) were observed with Y181V (17-fold), Y181I (13-fold), K101P (6-fold), E138Q (5-fold), K101Q (3-fold), V179D (3-fold), M230L (3-fold), A98G (2-fold), L100I (2-fold), H221Y (2-fold), and K238T (2-fold) (Vingerhoets et al. 2008). In earlier studies, Y181C/I/V, F227C, and M230L were found to cause the greatest reductions (>10 to >20-fold) in ETR susceptibility(Andries et al. 2004; Vingerhoets et al. 2005; Vingerhoets et al. 2004). By itself, V179F does not reduce ETR susceptibility but in combination with mutations at position 181 (the only context in which it has so far been observed, V179F is associated with >100-fold decreased susceptibility (Vingerhoets et al. 2005). L100I alone reduces susceptibility 3-fold but in combination with K103N (a mutation which has no effect alone), it reduces ETR susceptibility 15-fold (Andries et al. 2004; Vingerhoets et al. 2004).

Phenotypic susceptibility: clinical isolates: In a phenotypic analysis of 2,700 samples with NNRTI-resistance mutations L100I, K101P, Y181C/I, and M230L were the best predictors of having a 3-fold decrease ETR susceptibility (PhenoSense) (Benhamida et al. 2008). E138A/G, V179E, G190Q, M230L, and K238N > K101E, V106A, E138K, V179L, and Y188L > E138Q, V179D/F/M, Y181F, G190E/T, H221Y, P225H, and K238T were also predictors (Benhamida et al. 2008).

Genotype-clinical outcome correlations: V90I, A98G, L100I, K101E/H/P, V106I, E138A, V179D/T/F, Y181C/I/V, and G190A/S were the mutations most strongly associated with a decreased virological response in clinical trials (Vingerhoets et al. 2007; Vingerhoets et al. 2006; Vingerhoets et al. 2008). The current Tibotec GSS includes these 16 mutations + M230L.

However, V90I and V106I are highly polymorphic; A98G and G190A/S do not appear to decrease ETR susceptibility (Benhamida et al. 2008) (Vingerhoets et al. 2008). V179T is extremely rare but also appears to be polymorphic
Clinical Uses
Salvage therapy
ETR has been licensed by the FDA and is recommended for use in salvage therapy in combination with other active ARVs (Hammer et al. 2008; Lazzarin et al. 2007; Madruga et al. 2007; Ruxrungtham et al. 2008).
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