A patient classified as HCV-1a-positive by both LiPA Siemens 2.0 and Abbott RealTime HCV Genotype II was instead found to be infected with HCV-1g, as determined by phylogenetic analysis of NS3 sequences. HCV-1g NS3 sequences available to date naturally harbour the resistance substitution T54S, plus P131S and L135F changes, located in the highly conserved NS3 positions within the boceprevir-binding site, as determined by structural modelling. HCV-1g NS3 sequences show some similarities to HCV-4 and are poorly responsive to interferon/ribavirin and to boceprevir/telaprevir; this patient was also a null-responder to boceprevir treatment. Baseline genotypic resistance testing may provide crucial information for the management of first-generation protease-inhibitor-based regimens, including both HCV genotype/subtype and natural resistance.

A boceprevir failure in a patient infected with HCV genotype 1g: importance and limitations of virus genotyping prior to HCV protease-inhibitor-based therapy

Cento, Valeria;
2013

Abstract

A patient classified as HCV-1a-positive by both LiPA Siemens 2.0 and Abbott RealTime HCV Genotype II was instead found to be infected with HCV-1g, as determined by phylogenetic analysis of NS3 sequences. HCV-1g NS3 sequences available to date naturally harbour the resistance substitution T54S, plus P131S and L135F changes, located in the highly conserved NS3 positions within the boceprevir-binding site, as determined by structural modelling. HCV-1g NS3 sequences show some similarities to HCV-4 and are poorly responsive to interferon/ribavirin and to boceprevir/telaprevir; this patient was also a null-responder to boceprevir treatment. Baseline genotypic resistance testing may provide crucial information for the management of first-generation protease-inhibitor-based regimens, including both HCV genotype/subtype and natural resistance.
Adult
Amino Acid Sequence
Amino Acid Substitution
Antiviral Agents
Drug Resistance, Viral
Genotyping Techniques
Hepacivirus
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Humans
Male
Models, Molecular
Molecular Sequence Data
Phylogeny
Proline
Protease Inhibitors
Treatment Failure
Viral Nonstructural Proteins
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