A Proof-of-Concept Evaluation of JTPc and Tp-Tec as Proarrhythmia Biomarkers in Preclinical Species: A Retrospective Analysis by an HESI-Sponsored Consortium

Based on the ICH S7B and E14 guidance documents, QT interval (QTc) is used as the primary in vivo biomarker to assess the risk of drug-induced torsades de pointes (TdP). Clinical and nonclinical data suggest that drugs that prolong the corrected QTc with balanced multiple ion channel inhibition (most importantly the l-type calcium, Cav1.2, and persistent or late inward sodium current, Nav1.5, in addition to human Ether-à-go-go-Related Gene [hERG] IKr or Kv11.1) may have limited proarrhythmic liability. The heart rate-corrected J to T-peak (JTpc) measurement in particular may be considered to discriminate selective hERG blockers from multi-ion channel blockers.

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