The STRETCH Study: Distensibility on Endothelial-Dependent Vasoreactivity in Subjects With Systolic Hypertension
The primary objective of the double-blind segment is to compare effects of alagebrium vs placebo on change from baseline in endothelial function, as assessed by flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Study of The Effect of Vascular Distensibility on Endothelial-Dependent Vasoreactivity in Subjects With Systolic Hypertension Before and After Receiving Oral Alagebrium or Placebo for 8 Weeks (STRETCH)|
|Study Start Date:||February 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2006|
The secondary objectives of the double-blind segment are to:
- Compare the effects of alagebrium vs placebo on the change from baseline in endothelial-mediated vasoreactivity immediately after exercise, as assessed by pulse perfusion-mediated vasodilation (PPMV).
- Confirm results observed in the single-blind segment.
- Explore several variables as potential independent predictors of vascular stiffness and endothelial function. These parameters include age, body mass index, gender, renal disease, history of cardiovascular disease, serum cholesterol, and antihypertensive medication use.
- Provide insight into nitric oxide-dependent endothelial function in the setting of increased arterial stiffness by determination of substances in the nitric oxide signaling pathway (specifically, levels of serum cGMP; serum nitrate and nitrite; and serum asymmetric dimethylarginine [ADMA], an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase).
- Provide insight into the relationship between AGE levels (AGE markers: pentosidine, furosine), collagen metabolism (collagen markers: procollagen I carboxyterminal propeptide [PICP], procollagen type I N terminal propeptide [PINP], cross-linked carboxyterminal telopeptide of Type I collagen [ICTP], n-terminal propeptide of type III procollagen [PIIINP]), and endothelial function; and insight into the changes in these markers in response to treatment with an AGE cross-link breaker (alagebrium).
- Provide insight into the relationship between markers of inflammation [specifically, free and total serum matrix metalloproteinase-1(MMP-1), free tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 (TIMP1), intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM), vascular cellular adhesion molecule (VCAM), P-selectin, von Willebrand factor (vWf), interleukin-6 (IL-6), endothelin 1, VEGF, NFkβ, TGF-β, IGF-1 and high-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs CRP)] and endothelial function; and insight into the changes in these markers in response to treatment with an AGE cross-link breaker (alagebrium).
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287|
|Principal Investigator:||Susan Zieman, MD, PhD||Johns Hopkins University|