Assessing the impact of HER2 status on the antitumor activity of an HSP90 inhibitor in human tumor xenograft mice using pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling

Ryoichi Saitoh, Miho Nagayasu, Norihito Shibahara, Naomi Ono, Atsushi Suda, Motohiro Kato, Masaki Ishigai
Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics 2014, 29 (2): 185-91
The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status on the antitumor activity of CH5164840, an orally available heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) inhibitor, using pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling. Athymic mice, each implanted with one of eight human tumor xenografts, were treated with CH5164840 once daily at doses of 3.13 to 50 mg/kg. Plasma concentrations of CH5164840 were described by a one-compartment model with first-order absorption rate. Time profiles of tumor growth inhibition in the eight xenograft models were well captured by an indirect response model with a maximum tumor-killing rate constant (Emax model). Threshold plasma concentrations for tumor stasis, which are determined by multiple pharmacodynamic parameters, Emax, EC50 and tumor growth rate constant, were significantly lower in HER2-positive tumors (1.96-3.85 µM) than in HER2-negative tumors (4.48-23.4 µM). The results suggest that CH5164840 was more efficacious in HER2-positive tumors than in HER2-negative tumors in terms of the lower effective concentration of the drug in preclinical animal models.

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