Moss, DM, Kwan, WS, Liptrott, NJ, Smith, DL, Siccardi, M, Khoo, SH, Back, DJ and Owen, A (2011) Raltegravir is a substrate for SLC22A6: A putative mechanism for the interaction between raltegravir and tenofovir. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55 (2). pp. 879-887.

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The identification of transporters of the HIV integrase inhibitor raltegravir could be a factor in an understanding of the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationship and reported drug interactions of raltegravir.
Here we determined whether raltegravir was a substrate for ABCB1 or the influx transporters SLCO1A2,
SLCO1B1, SLCO1B3, SLC22A1, SLC22A6, SLC10A1, SLC15A1, and SLC15A2. Raltegravir transport by
ABCB1 was studied with CEM, CEMVBL100, and Caco-2 cells. Transport by uptake transporters was assessed
by using a Xenopus laevis oocyte expression system, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and primary renal
cells. The kinetics of raltegravir transport and competition between raltegravir and tenofovir were also
investigated using SLC22A6-expressing oocytes. Raltegravir was confirmed to be an ABCB1 substrate in CEM,
CEMVBL100, and Caco-2 cells. Raltegravir was also transported by SLC22A6 and SLC15A1 in oocyte expression
systems but not by other transporters studied. The Km and Vmax for SLC22A6 transport were 150 �M and 36
pmol/oocyte/h, respectively. Tenofovir and raltegravir competed for SLC22A6 transport in a concentrationdependent manner. Raltegravir inhibited 1 �M tenofovir with a 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) of 14.0
�M, and tenofovir inhibited 1 �M raltegravir with an IC50 of 27.3 �M. Raltegravir concentrations were not
altered by transporter inhibitors in peripheral blood mononuclear cells or primary renal cells. Raltegravir is
a substrate for SLC22A6 and SLC15A1 in the oocyte expression system. However, transport was limited
compared to endogenous controls, and these transporters are unlikely to have a great impact on raltegravir

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 11:43
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2021 09:58

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