Identification
NameEthionamide
Accession NumberDB00609  (APRD00961)
TypeSmall Molecule
GroupsApproved
Description

A second-line antitubercular agent that inhibits mycolic acid synthesis. It also may be used for treatment of leprosy. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1992, p868)

Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
2-Ethyl-4-thiopyridylamide
2-ethylthioisonicotinamide
ETH
Ethinamide
Ethionamide
Ethionamidum
Ethioniamide
Ethylisothiamide
Ethyonomide
Etionamid
Etionamida
Etionamide
Etioniamid
ETP
Trecator
External IDs 1314 TH / 1314-TH / Bayer 5312 / NSC-255115
Product Ingredients Not Available
Approved Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
TrecatorTablet, film coated250 mg/1OralWyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.2004-11-08Not applicableUs
Approved Generic Prescription ProductsNot Available
Approved Over the Counter ProductsNot Available
Unapproved/Other Products Not Available
International Brands
NameCompany
EthatylSanofi
EthideLupin
EthiokoxRadicura
EthomidVesalius Pharma
EtionamidaAC Farma
EtomidMacleods
EtonUmeda
EtyomidKoçak
MyobidPanacea
Trecator-SCNot Available
TuberminMeiji Seika Kaisha
Brand mixturesNot Available
Categories
UNIIOAY8ORS3CQ
CAS number536-33-4
WeightAverage: 166.243
Monoisotopic: 166.05646902
Chemical FormulaC8H10N2S
InChI KeyAEOCXXJPGCBFJA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI
InChI=1S/C8H10N2S/c1-2-7-5-6(8(9)11)3-4-10-7/h3-5H,2H2,1H3,(H2,9,11)
IUPAC Name
2-ethylpyridine-4-carbothioamide
SMILES
CCC1=NC=CC(=C1)C(N)=S
Pharmacology
Indication

For use in the treatment of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis when other antitubercular drugs have failed.

Structured Indications
Pharmacodynamics

Ethinamate is bacteriostatic against M. tuberculosis. In a study examining ethionamide resistance, ethionamide administered orally initially decreased the number of culturable Mycobacterium tuberculosis organisms from the lungs of H37Rv infected mice. Drug resistance developed with continued ethionamide monotherapy, but did not occur when mice received ethionamide in combination with streptomycin or isoniazid.

Mechanism of action

Ethionamide may be bacteriostatic or bactericidal in action, depending on the concentration of the drug attained at the site of infection and the susceptibility of the infecting organism. Ethionamide, like prothionamide and pyrazinamide, is a nicotinic acid derivative related to isoniazid. It is thought that ethionamide undergoes intracellular modification and acts in a similar fashion to isoniazid. Isoniazid inhibits the synthesis of mycoloic acids, an essential component of the bacterial cell wall. Specifically isoniazid inhibits InhA, the enoyl reductase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, by forming a covalent adduct with the NAD cofactor. It is the INH-NAD adduct that acts as a slow, tight-binding competitive inhibitor of InhA.

TargetKindPharmacological actionActionsOrganismUniProt ID
Catalase-peroxidaseProteinunknown
other/unknown
Mycobacterium tuberculosisP9WIE5 details
Enoyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] reductase [NADH]Proteinyes
adduct
Mycobacterium tuberculosisP9WGR1 details
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Absorption

Essentially completely absorbed following oral administration and not subjected to any appreciable first pass metabolism. Bioavailability approximately 100%.

Volume of distribution
  • 93.5 L [healthy volunteers]
Protein binding

Approximately 30% bound to proteins.

Metabolism

Hepatic and extensive. Metabolized to the active metabolite sulfoxide, and several inactive metabolites. The sulphoxide metabolite has been demonstrated to have antimicrobial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

SubstrateEnzymesProduct
Ethionamide
Not Available
Ethionamide sulphoxideDetails
Route of elimination

Less than 1% of the oral dose is excreted as ethionamide in urine. Ethionamide is extensively metabolized to active and inactive metabolites.

Half life

2 to 3 hours

ClearanceNot Available
Toxicity

Symptoms of overdose include convulsions, nausea, and vomiting.

Affected organisms
  • Mycobacteria
PathwaysNot Available
Pharmacogenomic Effects/ADRs Not Available
Interactions
Drug Interactions
DrugInteractionDrug group
BCG vaccineThe therapeutic efficacy of Bcg can be decreased when used in combination with Ethionamide.Investigational
CycloserineThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Ethionamide is combined with Cycloserine.Approved
EthanolThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Ethanol is combined with Ethionamide.Approved
IsoniazidThe serum concentration of Isoniazid can be increased when it is combined with Ethionamide.Approved
Picosulfuric acidThe therapeutic efficacy of Picosulfuric acid can be decreased when used in combination with Ethionamide.Approved
Food InteractionsNot Available
References
Synthesis Reference

Chimie et Atomistique, France: British Patent 800,250: August 20, 1958.

General ReferencesNot Available
External Links
ATC CodesJ04AD03 — Ethionamide
AHFS CodesNot Available
PDB EntriesNot Available
FDA labelDownload (79.3 KB)
MSDSDownload (50.3 KB)
Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials
PhaseStatusPurposeConditionsCount
0RecruitingTreatmentOsteomyelitis1
2, 3RecruitingTreatmentExtensively-drug Resistant Tuberculosis / Tuberculosis / Tuberculosis, Multidrug Resistant1
4RecruitingTreatmentHuman Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentHuman Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections / Tuberculosis1
Pharmacoeconomics
Manufacturers
  • Wyeth pharmaceuticals inc
Packagers
Dosage forms
FormRouteStrength
Tablet, film coatedOral250 mg/1
Prices
Unit descriptionCostUnit
Trecator 250 mg tablet4.31USD tablet
Trecator-SC 250 mg tablet3.21USD tablet
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PatentsNot Available
Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueSource
melting point (°C)166Chimie et Atomistique, France: British Patent 800,250: August 20, 1958.
water solubilityPractically insolubleNot Available
logP0.5Not Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.839 mg/mLALOGPS
logP1.88ALOGPS
logP1.33ChemAxon
logS-2.3ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)11.89ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)5ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count1ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area38.91 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity50.19 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability17.99 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Predicted ADMET features
PropertyValueProbability
Human Intestinal Absorption+0.9797
Blood Brain Barrier+0.9476
Caco-2 permeable+0.6962
P-glycoprotein substrateNon-substrate0.7714
P-glycoprotein inhibitor INon-inhibitor0.9646
P-glycoprotein inhibitor IINon-inhibitor1.0
Renal organic cation transporterNon-inhibitor0.8178
CYP450 2C9 substrateNon-substrate0.8459
CYP450 2D6 substrateNon-substrate0.7439
CYP450 3A4 substrateNon-substrate0.8278
CYP450 1A2 substrateInhibitor0.9107
CYP450 2C9 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.907
CYP450 2D6 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.923
CYP450 2C19 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.9025
CYP450 3A4 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.8309
CYP450 inhibitory promiscuityLow CYP Inhibitory Promiscuity0.7557
Ames testNon AMES toxic0.9132
CarcinogenicityNon-carcinogens0.8337
BiodegradationNot ready biodegradable0.994
Rat acute toxicity2.1316 LD50, mol/kg Not applicable
hERG inhibition (predictor I)Weak inhibitor0.9735
hERG inhibition (predictor II)Non-inhibitor0.9115
ADMET data is predicted using admetSAR, a free tool for evaluating chemical ADMET properties. (23092397 )
Spectra
Mass Spec (NIST)Not Available
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-66bf96cc96715b3d5326View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-014i-1900000000-afd158837fc707e8fb01View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-0a4i-9200000000-dcd5e9f885fdaa4b6be0View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-10fa8785304c67e3f37cView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-0a4i-9000000000-78e21f4e886c1dbc2f13View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - , positivesplash10-014i-0900000000-4f9e673cda59e1bc62eeView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, NegativeNot Available
Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as pyridines and derivatives. These are compounds containing a pyridine ring, which is a six-member aromatic heterocycle which consists of one nitrogen atom and five carbon atoms.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganoheterocyclic compounds
ClassPyridines and derivatives
Sub ClassNot Available
Direct ParentPyridines and derivatives
Alternative ParentsThioamides / Heteroaromatic compounds / Thiocarboxylic acid amides / Azacyclic compounds / Thiocarbonyl compounds / Organopnictogen compounds / Organonitrogen compounds / Hydrocarbon derivatives
SubstituentsPyridine / Heteroaromatic compound / Thioamide / Azacycle / Thiocarboxylic acid amide / Organic nitrogen compound / Organopnictogen compound / Hydrocarbon derivative / Thiocarbonyl group / Organosulfur compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External Descriptorspyridines, thiocarboxamide (CHEBI:4885 )

Targets

Kind
Protein
Organism
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Pharmacological action
unknown
Actions
other/unknown
General Function:
Bifunctional enzyme with both catalase and broad-spectrum peroxidase activity, oxidizing various electron donors including NADP(H) (PubMed:9006925, PubMed:18178143). Protects M.tuberculosis against toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) including hydrogen peroxide as well as organic peroxides and thus contributes to its survival within host macrophages by countering the phagocyte oxidative burst (PubMed:8658136, PubMed:15165233). Also displays efficient peroxynitritase activity, which may help the bacterium to persist in macrophages (PubMed:10080924).
Specific Function:
Catalase activity
Gene Name:
katG
Uniprot ID:
P9WIE5
Molecular Weight:
80604.275 Da
References
  1. Overington JP, Al-Lazikani B, Hopkins AL: How many drug targets are there? Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2006 Dec;5(12):993-6. [PubMed:17139284 ]
  2. Imming P, Sinning C, Meyer A: Drugs, their targets and the nature and number of drug targets. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2006 Oct;5(10):821-34. [PubMed:17016423 ]
  3. Morlock GP, Metchock B, Sikes D, Crawford JT, Cooksey RC: ethA, inhA, and katG loci of ethionamide-resistant clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2003 Dec;47(12):3799-805. [PubMed:14638486 ]
  4. Guo H, Seet Q, Denkin S, Parsons L, Zhang Y: Molecular characterization of isoniazid-resistant clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the USA. J Med Microbiol. 2006 Nov;55(Pt 11):1527-31. [PubMed:17030912 ]
  5. Lavender C, Globan M, Sievers A, Billman-Jacobe H, Fyfe J: Molecular characterization of isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates collected in Australia. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Oct;49(10):4068-74. [PubMed:16189082 ]
  6. DeBarber AE, Mdluli K, Bosman M, Bekker LG, Barry CE 3rd: Ethionamide activation and sensitivity in multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Aug 15;97(17):9677-82. [PubMed:10944230 ]
Kind
Protein
Organism
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Pharmacological action
yes
Actions
adduct
General Function:
Enoyl-ACP reductase of the type II fatty acid syntase (FAS-II) system, which is involved in the biosynthesis of mycolic acids, a major component of mycobacterial cell walls (PubMed:25227413). Catalyzes the NADH-dependent reduction of the double bond of 2-trans-enoyl-[acyl-carrier protein], an essential step in the fatty acid elongation cycle of the FAS-II pathway (PubMed:7599116). Shows preference for long-chain fatty acyl thioester substrates (>C16), and can also use 2-trans-enoyl-CoAs as alternative substrates (PubMed:7599116). The mycobacterial FAS-II system utilizes the products of the FAS-I system as primers to extend fatty acyl chain lengths up to C56, forming the meromycolate chain that serves as the precursor for final mycolic acids (PubMed:25227413).
Specific Function:
Enoyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] reductase (nadh) activity
Gene Name:
inhA
Uniprot ID:
P9WGR1
Molecular Weight:
28527.55 Da
References
  1. Imming P, Sinning C, Meyer A: Drugs, their targets and the nature and number of drug targets. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2006 Oct;5(10):821-34. [PubMed:17016423 ]
  2. Morlock GP, Metchock B, Sikes D, Crawford JT, Cooksey RC: ethA, inhA, and katG loci of ethionamide-resistant clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2003 Dec;47(12):3799-805. [PubMed:14638486 ]
  3. Banerjee A, Dubnau E, Quemard A, Balasubramanian V, Um KS, Wilson T, Collins D, de Lisle G, Jacobs WR Jr: inhA, a gene encoding a target for isoniazid and ethionamide in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Science. 1994 Jan 14;263(5144):227-30. [PubMed:8284673 ]
  4. Larsen MH, Vilcheze C, Kremer L, Besra GS, Parsons L, Salfinger M, Heifets L, Hazbon MH, Alland D, Sacchettini JC, Jacobs WR Jr: Overexpression of inhA, but not kasA, confers resistance to isoniazid and ethionamide in Mycobacterium smegmatis, M. bovis BCG and M. tuberculosis. Mol Microbiol. 2002 Oct;46(2):453-66. [PubMed:12406221 ]
  5. Vilcheze C, Weisbrod TR, Chen B, Kremer L, Hazbon MH, Wang F, Alland D, Sacchettini JC, Jacobs WR Jr: Altered NADH/NAD+ ratio mediates coresistance to isoniazid and ethionamide in mycobacteria. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Feb;49(2):708-20. [PubMed:15673755 ]
  6. Chen X, Ji ZL, Chen YZ: TTD: Therapeutic Target Database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2002 Jan 1;30(1):412-5. [PubMed:11752352 ]
Drug created on June 13, 2005 07:24 / Updated on July 18, 2017 16:51