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Increased reporting of fatal hepatitis associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Vozy A, De Martin E, Johnson DB, Lebrun-Vignes B, Moslehi JJ, Salem JE
(2019) Eur J Cancer 123: 112-115
MeSH Terms: Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized, Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological, B7-H1 Antigen, CTLA-4 Antigen, Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Child, Databases, Factual, Female, Hepatitis, Autoimmune, Humans, Ipilimumab, Male, Massive Hepatic Necrosis, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Nivolumab, Programmed Cell Death 1 Receptor, World Health Organization, Young Adult
Added November 12, 2019
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Shared Genetic Risk Factors Across Carbamazepine-Induced Hypersensitivity Reactions.
Nicoletti P, Barrett S, McEvoy L, Daly AK, Aithal G, Lucena MI, Andrade RJ, Wadelius M, Hallberg P, Stephens C, Bjornsson ES, Friedmann P, Kainu K, Laitinen T, Marson A, Molokhia M, Phillips E, Pichler W, Romano A, Shear N, Sills G, Tanno LK, Swale A, Floratos A, Shen Y, Nelson MR, Watkins PB, Daly MJ, Morris AP, Alfirevic A, Pirmohamed M
(2019) Clin Pharmacol Ther 106: 1028-1036
MeSH Terms: Adult, Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase, Carbamazepine, Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Drug Hypersensitivity, Drug Hypersensitivity Syndrome, Europe, Female, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Genome-Wide Association Study, HLA-A Antigens, HLA-B Antigens, Humans, Male, Phenotype, Risk Factors, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Show Abstract · Added March 30, 2020
Carbamazepine (CBZ) causes life-threating T-cell-mediated hypersensitivity reactions, including serious cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) and drug-induced liver injury (CBZ-DILI). In order to evaluate shared or phenotype-specific genetic predisposing factors for CBZ hypersensitivity reactions, we performed a meta-analysis of two genomewide association studies (GWAS) on a total of 43 well-phenotyped Northern and Southern European CBZ-SCAR cases and 10,701 population controls and a GWAS on 12 CBZ-DILI cases and 8,438 ethnically matched population controls. HLA-A*31:01 was identified as the strongest genetic predisposing factor for both CBZ-SCAR (odds ratio (OR) = 8.0; 95% CI 4.10-15.80; P = 1.2 × 10 ) and CBZ-DILI (OR = 7.3; 95% CI 2.47-23.67; P = 0.0004) in European populations. The association with HLA-A*31:01 in patients with SCAR was mainly driven by hypersensitivity syndrome (OR = 12.9; P = 2.1 × 10 ) rather than by Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis cases, which showed an association with HLA-B*57:01. We also identified a novel risk locus mapping to ALK only for CBZ-SCAR cases, which needs replication in additional cohorts and functional evaluation.
© 2019 The Authors Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
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Mechanistic identification of biofluid metabolite changes as markers of acetaminophen-induced liver toxicity in rats.
Pannala VR, Vinnakota KC, Rawls KD, Estes SK, O'Brien TP, Printz RL, Papin JA, Reifman J, Shiota M, Young JD, Wallqvist A
(2019) Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 372: 19-32
MeSH Terms: Acetaminophen, Animals, Biomarkers, Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Disease Models, Animal, Early Diagnosis, Liver, Male, Metabolomics, Predictive Value of Tests, Rats, Sprague-Dawley, Time Factors
Show Abstract · Added March 5, 2020
Acetaminophen (APAP) is the most commonly used analgesic and antipyretic drug in the world. Yet, it poses a major risk of liver injury when taken in excess of the therapeutic dose. Current clinical markers do not detect the early onset of liver injury associated with excess APAP-information that is vital to reverse injury progression through available therapeutic interventions. Hence, several studies have used transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics technologies, both independently and in combination, in an attempt to discover potential early markers of liver injury. However, the casual relationship between these observations and their relation to the APAP mechanism of liver toxicity are not clearly understood. Here, we used Sprague-Dawley rats orally gavaged with a single dose of 2 g/kg of APAP to collect tissue samples from the liver and kidney for transcriptomic analysis and plasma and urine samples for metabolomic analysis. We developed and used a multi-tissue, metabolism-based modeling approach to integrate these data, characterize the effect of excess APAP levels on liver metabolism, and identify a panel of plasma and urine metabolites that are associated with APAP-induced liver toxicity. Our analyses, which indicated that pathways involved in nucleotide-, lipid-, and amino acid-related metabolism in the liver were most strongly affected within 10 h following APAP treatment, identified a list of potential metabolites in these pathways that could serve as plausible markers of APAP-induced liver injury. Our approach identifies toxicant-induced changes in endogenous metabolism, is applicable to other toxicants based on transcriptomic data, and provides a mechanistic framework for interpreting metabolite alterations.
Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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The role of HLA-A*33:01 in patients with cholestatic hepatitis attributed to terbinafine.
Fontana RJ, Cirulli ET, Gu J, Kleiner D, Ostrov D, Phillips E, Schutte R, Barnhart H, Chalasani N, Watkins PB, Hoofnagle JH
(2018) J Hepatol 69: 1317-1325
MeSH Terms: Adult, Aged, Alanine Transaminase, Alkaline Phosphatase, Antifungal Agents, Biomarkers, Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Cholestasis, Female, Follow-Up Studies, HLA-A Antigens, HLA-B14 Antigen, Haplotypes, Humans, Liver, Male, Middle Aged, Molecular Docking Simulation, Polymorphism, Genetic, Prospective Studies, Protein Binding, Terbinafine
Show Abstract · Added March 30, 2020
BACKGROUND & AIMS - Terbinafine is an antifungal agent that has been associated with rare instances of hepatotoxicity. In this study we aimed to describe the presenting features and outcomes of patients with terbinafine hepatotoxicity and to investigate the role of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A*33:01.
METHODS - Consecutive high causality cases of terbinafine hepatotoxicity enrolled into the Drug Induced Liver Injury Network were reviewed. DNA samples underwent high-resolution confirmatory HLA sequencing using the Ilumina MiSeq platform.
RESULTS - All 15 patients with terbinafine hepatotoxicity were more than 40 years old (median = 57 years), 53% were female and the median latency to onset was 38 days (range 24 to 114 days). At the onset of drug-induced liver injury, 80% were jaundiced, median serum alanine aminotransferase was 448 U/L and alkaline phosphatase was 333 U/L. One individual required liver transplantation for acute liver failure during follow-up, and 7 of the 13 (54%) remaining individuals had ongoing liver injury at 6 months, with 4 demonstrating persistently abnormal liver biochemistries at month 24. High-resolution HLA genotyping confirmed that 10 of the 11 (91%) European ancestry participants were carriers of the HLA-A*33:01, B*14:02, C*08:02 haplotype, which has a carrier frequency of 1.6% in European Ancestry population controls. One African American patient was also an HLA-A*33:01 carrier while 2 East Asian patients were carriers of a similar HLA type: A*33:03. Molecular docking studies indicated that terbinafine may interact with HLA-A*33:01 and A*33:03.
CONCLUSIONS - Patients with terbinafine hepatotoxicity most commonly present with a mixed or cholestatic liver injury profile and frequently have residual evidence of chronic cholestatic injury. A strong genetic association of HLA-A*33:01 with terbinafine drug-induced liver injury was confirmed amongst Caucasians.
LAY SUMMARY - A locus in the human leukocyte antigen gene (HLA-A*33:01, B*14:02, C*08:02) was significantly overrepresented in Caucasian and African American patients with liver injury attributed to the antifungal medication, terbinafine. These data along with the molecular docking studies demonstrate that this genetic polymorphism is a plausible risk factor for developing terbinafine hepatotoxicity and could be used in the future to help doctors make a diagnosis more rapidly and confidently.
Copyright © 2018 European Association for the Study of the Liver. All rights reserved.
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Mechanism of isoniazid-induced hepatotoxicity: then and now.
Metushi I, Uetrecht J, Phillips E
(2016) Br J Clin Pharmacol 81: 1030-6
MeSH Terms: Antitubercular Agents, Biotransformation, Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Humans, Isoniazid
Show Abstract · Added March 30, 2020
Isoniazid (INH) remains a mainstay for the treatment of tuberculosis despite the fact that it can cause liver failure. Previous mechanistic hypotheses have classified this type of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) as 'metabolic idiosyncrasy' which was thought not to involve an immune response and was mainly due to the bioactivation of the acetylhydrazine metabolite. However, more recent studies support an alternative hypothesis, specifically, that INH itself is directly bioactivated to a reactive metabolite, which in some patients leads to an immune response and liver injury. Furthermore, there appear to be two phenotypes of INH-induced liver injury. Most cases involve mild liver injury, which resolves with immune tolerance, while other cases appear to have a more severe phenotype that is associated with the production of anti-drug/anti-CYP P450 antibodies and can progress to liver failure.
© 2016 The British Pharmacological Society.
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Three months of weekly rifapentine plus isoniazid is less hepatotoxic than nine months of daily isoniazid for LTBI.
Bliven-Sizemore EE, Sterling TR, Shang N, Benator D, Schwartzman K, Reves R, Drobeniuc J, Bock N, Villarino ME, TB Trials Consortium
(2015) Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 19: 1039-44, i-v
MeSH Terms: Adult, Antitubercular Agents, Aspartate Aminotransferases, Brazil, Canada, Case-Control Studies, Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Drug Administration Schedule, Drug Therapy, Combination, Female, Hepatitis C, Humans, Isoniazid, Latent Tuberculosis, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Rifampin, Risk Factors, Spain, United States
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SETTING - Nine months of daily isoniazid (9H) and 3 months of once-weekly rifapentine plus isoniazid (3HP) are recommended treatments for latent tuberculous infection (LTBI). The risk profile for 3HP and the contribution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection to hepatotoxicity are unclear.
OBJECTIVES - To evaluate the hepatotoxicity risk associated with 3HP compared to 9H, and factors associated with hepatotoxicity.
DESIGN - Hepatotoxicity was defined as aspartate aminotransferase (AST) >3 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) with symptoms (nausea, vomiting, jaundice, or fatigue), or AST >5 x ULN. We analyzed risk factors among adults who took at least 1 dose of their assigned treatment. A nested case-control study assessed the role of HCV.
RESULTS - Of 6862 participants, 77 (1.1%) developed hepatotoxicity; 52 (0.8%) were symptomatic; 1.8% (61/3317) were on 9H and 0.4% (15/3545) were on 3HP (P < 0.0001). Risk factors for hepatotoxicity were age, female sex, white race, non-Hispanic ethnicity, decreased body mass index, elevated baseline AST, and 9H. In the case-control study, HCV infection was associated with hepatotoxicity when controlling for other factors.
CONCLUSION - The risk of hepatotoxicity during LTBI treatment with 3HP was lower than the risk with 9H. HCV and elevated baseline AST were risk factors for hepatotoxicity. For persons with these risk factors, 3HP may be preferred.
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Loss of hepatocyte EGFR has no effect alone but exacerbates carbon tetrachloride-induced liver injury and impairs regeneration in hepatocyte Met-deficient mice.
Scheving LA, Zhang X, Stevenson MC, Threadgill DW, Russell WE
(2015) Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 308: G364-77
MeSH Terms: Animals, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Cyclin A, Cyclin D1, Epidermal Growth Factor, ErbB Receptors, Hepatocytes, Liver Regeneration, Mice, Neuregulin-1, Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-met, Receptor, ErbB-3
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The role(s) of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in hepatocytes is unknown. We generated a murine hepatocyte specific-EGFR knockout (KO) model to evaluate how loss of hepatocellular EGFR expression affects processes such as EGF clearance, circulating EGF concentrations, and liver regeneration following 70% resection or CCl4-induced centrilobular injury. We were able to disrupt EGFR expression effectively in hepatocytes and showed that the ability of EGF and heregulin (HRG) to phosphorylate EGFR and ERBB3, respectively, required EGFR. Loss of hepatocellular EGFR impaired clearance of exogenous EGF from the portal circulation but paradoxically resulted in reduced circulating levels of endogenous EGF. This was associated with decreased submandibular salivary gland production of EGF. EGFR disruption did not result in increased expression of other ERBB proteins or Met, except in neonatal mice. Liver regeneration following 70% hepatectomy revealed a mild phenotype, with no change in cyclin D1 expression and slight differences in cyclin A expression compared with controls. Peak 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine labeling was shifted from 36 to 48 h. Centrilobular damage and regenerative response induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) were identical in the KO and wild-type mice. In contrast, loss of Met increased CCl4-induced necrosis and delayed regeneration. Although loss of hepatocellular EGFR alone did not have an effect in this model, EGFR-Met double KOs displayed enhanced necrosis and delayed liver regeneration compared with Met KOs alone. This suggests that EGFR and Met may partially compensate for the loss of the other, although other compensatory mechanisms can be envisioned.
Copyright © 2015 the American Physiological Society.
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Automatic identification of methotrexate-induced liver toxicity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis from the electronic medical record.
Lin C, Karlson EW, Dligach D, Ramirez MP, Miller TA, Mo H, Braggs NS, Cagan A, Gainer V, Denny JC, Savova GK
(2015) J Am Med Inform Assoc 22: e151-61
MeSH Terms: Algorithms, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Electronic Health Records, Humans, Immunosuppressive Agents, Liver, Methotrexate
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OBJECTIVES - To improve the accuracy of mining structured and unstructured components of the electronic medical record (EMR) by adding temporal features to automatically identify patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with methotrexate-induced liver transaminase abnormalities.
MATERIALS AND METHODS - Codified information and a string-matching algorithm were applied to a RA cohort of 5903 patients from Partners HealthCare to select 1130 patients with potential liver toxicity. Supervised machine learning was applied as our key method. For features, Apache clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES) was used to extract standard vocabulary from relevant sections of the unstructured clinical narrative. Temporal features were further extracted to assess the temporal relevance of event mentions with regard to the date of transaminase abnormality. All features were encapsulated in a 3-month-long episode for classification. Results were summarized at patient level in a training set (N=480 patients) and evaluated against a test set (N=120 patients).
RESULTS - The system achieved positive predictive value (PPV) 0.756, sensitivity 0.919, F1 score 0.829 on the test set, which was significantly better than the best baseline system (PPV 0.590, sensitivity 0.703, F1 score 0.642). Our innovations, which included framing the phenotype problem as an episode-level classification task, and adding temporal information, all proved highly effective.
CONCLUSIONS - Automated methotrexate-induced liver toxicity phenotype discovery for patients with RA based on structured and unstructured information in the EMR shows accurate results. Our work demonstrates that adding temporal features significantly improved classification results.
© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Medical Informatics Association. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.
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Associations between HLA-DRB1*0102, HLA-B*5801, and hepatotoxicity during initiation of nevirapine-containing regimens in South Africa.
Phillips E, Bartlett JA, Sanne I, Lederman MM, Hinkle J, Rousseau F, Dunn D, Pavlos R, James I, Mallal SA, Haas DW
(2013) J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 62: e55-7
MeSH Terms: Adult, Alanine Transaminase, Anti-HIV Agents, Aryl Hydrocarbon Hydroxylases, Aspartate Aminotransferases, Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Cytochrome P-450 CYP2B6, Double-Blind Method, Female, Genotype, HIV Infections, HLA-B Antigens, HLA-DRB1 Chains, Humans, Male, Multivariate Analysis, Nevirapine, Oxidoreductases, N-Demethylating, Phenotype, Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors, South Africa
Added March 13, 2015
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HLA-B*5701 and flucloxacillin associated drug-induced liver disease.
Phillips EJ, Mallal SA
(2013) AIDS 27: 491-2
MeSH Terms: Anti-Bacterial Agents, Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Female, Floxacillin, HIV Infections, HLA-B Antigens, Humans, Male
Added March 30, 2020
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