With the exception of nucleoside analogs, few direct acting antivirals in clinical development are active across the six major hepatitis C virus genotypes. We report novel consensus sequence chimeras for genotypes 2b, 3a, 4a, 5a, and 6a NS5B and show variable susceptibilities over a panel of NS5B inhibitors. Tegobuvir (GS-9190) had EC 50s of <16nM against genotype 1 and >100nM for other genotypes tested here. An NS5B F445C mutation engineered into the GT3a, 4a, and 6a chimeric replicons lowered the tegobuvir EC 50 to levels comparable to those for genotype 1a, but did not considerably alter the EC 50 of site 2 or nucleoside analog inhibitors. These data support the use of HCV chimeras in profiling direct acting antivirals across genotypes and specifically determines the impact of the C445F NS5B polymorphism on tegobuvir potency against genotypes 3a, 4a, and 6a. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
Wong, K. A., Xu, S., Martin, R., Miller, M. D., & Mo, H. (2012). Tegobuvir (GS-9190) potency against HCV chimeric replicons derived from consensus NS5B sequences from genotypes 2b, 3a, 4a, 5a, and 6a. Virology, 429(1), 57–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2012.03.025