Background: Atazanavir, an antiretroviral drug of the protease inhibitor class, is coadministered with ritonavir to inhibit atazanavir metabolism and decrease pharmacokinetic variability. Atazanavir is metabolised mainly by CYP3A4/5 enzymes. High CYP3A intersubject variability has been documented in most cases on a genetic basis. The CYP3A5*3 allele affects splicing defect and protein truncation. Recently a new intronic variant, CYP3A4*22, was found associated with reduced CYP3A4 activity. To assess whether an altered CYP3A activity impairs the metabolism of atazanavir, we investigated the two functional polymorphisms. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report showing that overexposure to ATV is associated with CYP3A poor phenotype and nephrolithiasis. Further study is needed in order to confirm this interesting observation. Case Presentation: We describe the case of a 43 year-old HIV-1-infected man treated with atazanavir/ritonavir plus lamivudine who experienced early and recurrent severe episodes of kidney stones. Atazanavir plasma trough concentrations showed a value higher than the normal range, thus we investigated the two polymorphisms that are known to affect CYP3A4/5 activity. This analysis revealed that our patient was a CYP3A poor metabolizer since he carried CYP3A4*1/*22 and CYP3A5*3/*3 genotypes. Conclusion: We suggest that screening of CYP3A functional variants is an appropriate approach, helping in treatment choice and potential dosage adjustment of protease inhibitors.
Atazanavir-induced severe episodes of kidney stones in an HIV-1-infected subject characterized by a CYP3A poor metabolizer phenotype / S. Rusconi, R. Gagliardini, F.S. Falvella, D. Cattaneo, V. Di Cristo, A. De Luca, M. Fabbiani, E. Clementi, M. Galli, S. Di Giambenedetto. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 2231-2919. - 4:22(2014 Nov 15), pp. 2594-2598.
|Titolo:||Atazanavir-induced severe episodes of kidney stones in an HIV-1-infected subject characterized by a CYP3A poor metabolizer phenotype|
RUSCONI, STEFANO (Primo)
GALLI, MASSIMO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Atazanavir; HIV-1; kidney; CYP3A|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||15-nov-2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.9734/BJPR/2014/14348|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|