Viral Dynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Abacavir and Tenofovir
Once-daily nucleotide/nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NtRTI/NRTI) combinations form the backbone of many regimens. Although efficacy data exists between tenofovir and the pyrimidine analogues (i.e. lamivudine and emtricitabine), recent clinical data suggests a potential interaction between tenofovir and purine analogs (i.e. abacavir and didanosine).
Specific Aim 1: To evaluate the impact of an acyclic nucleoside phosphonate, tenofovir (TDF), on the intracellular metabolism of a purine nucleoside analog, abacavir (ABC), as a determinant of the antiviral potency of this nucleotide/nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NtRTI/NRTI) combination.
- Hypothesis #1: ABC and TDF dosed together will have reduced antiviral activity, as measured by early plasma HIV RNA decay kinetics, than the drugs given alone.
- Hypothesis #2: ABC dosed with TDF will have reduced intracellular concentrations, as measured by the ratio of carbovir triphosphate (active metabolite of ABC) to deoxyguanosine triphosphate (endogenous nucleotide), compared to ABC given alone.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||CCTG584: Viral Dynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Tenofovir and Abacavir Monotherapy Versus the Combination Therapy of TDF-ABC in HIV-Infected Treatment Naive Patients|
- To evaluate the relative potencies of two monotherapy regimens (TDF alone vs. ABC alone) compared to the dual NRTI regimen of TDF+ABC as assessed by the short-term virologic response [ Time Frame: 49 days ]
- To compare the plasma and intracellular pharmacokinetic data of the two monotherapy regimens to the dual NRTI regimen [ Time Frame: 49 days ]
- To evaluate the change in cellular regulatory enzymes involved with nucleoside analogue transport across cell membranes after TDF+ABC exposure [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]
- To compare the relative viral potency of TDF monotherapy versus ABC monotherapy [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
- To evaluate the long-term viral response to efavirenz + ABC + lamivudine after two 7-day sequences of mono/dual therapy [ Time Frame: 46 weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2005|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: Tenofovir||
300 mg once daily
|Active Comparator: Abacavir||
600 mg once daily
The primary objectives of this study are to compare the virologic potency and pharmacology of TDF and ABC alone and in combination. Since it is not feasible or ethical to give mono or dual-therapy with these agents for prolonged intervals, this project was designed to take advantage of a short term drug exposure. The study performs intensive lab monitoring with a cross-over design to compare short courses of monotherapy and dual-therapy. This is an open-labeled study of a dual NRTI/NtRTI combination, ABC + TDF, compared to ABC and TDF monotherapy administered for 7 days. A total of 20 ARV-naïve subjects will be enrolled in this study. A screening genotype will be done to confirm that there are no resistance-associated mutations at baseline. Each subject will then be randomized to a 7-day sequence of monotherapy (ABC or TDF), and four measurements for plasma HIV RNA will be done to calculate the slope of the phase one viral decay. Prior to initiation of nucleoside analogues, PBMCs will be collected to measure baseline expression of nucleoside transport enzymes via RT-PCR and Western blot analysis. On days 7 and 8, serial blood specimens will be collected for plasma and intracellular levels of TDF and ABC. The monotherapy sequence will be followed by a 35-day washout period.
After the washout (day 42), subjects will initiate the dual NRTI/NtRTI therapy sequence for an additional 7 days. During dual NRTI/NtRTI therapy, again, four measurements for HIV RNA will be done to calculate the slope of the phase one viral decay. On day 48 and 49, serial plasma and intracellular levels of ABC + TDF will be evaluated. On Day 49 a second HIV genotype will be performed in real time. On day 49, after the second 7-day sequence, all subjects will receive EFV in addition to the ABC + TDF combination for 14 days. Afterwards, a second sample of PBMCs will be collected to evaluate for a potential induction or suppression of nucleoside transport enzymes. Since the long-term efficacy of the TDF + ABC nucleoside backbone is not yet known, TDF will be discontinued (day 63) and 3TC will be substituted. Subjects will then continue on the HAART portion of the study for an additional 46 weeks of EFV + ABC + 3TC.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00214890
|United States, California|
|Irvine, California, United States, 92668|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033|
|University of California San Diego|
|San Diego, California, United States, 92103|
|Santa Clara Valley Medical Center|
|San Jose, California, United States, 95128|
|Harbor-UCLA Medical Center|
|Torrance, California, United States, 90502|
|Study Chair:||Richard H Haubrich, MD||University California San Diego|