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Phase I Study of Retrovirally Mediated Transfer of the Human Glucocerebrosidase Gene Into Peripheral Blood Stem Cells for Autologous Transplantation in Patients With Type I Gaucher Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
University of Pittsburgh
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National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)

Brief Summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Transfer the human glucocerebrosidase (GC) gene into peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) obtained from patients with type I Gaucher disease using a retroviral vector.

II. Transplant the autologous transduced PBSC in these patients. III. Measure the carriage and expression of the transferred gene and its duration in peripheral blood leukocytes.

IV. Assess the clinical effects of transplanting genetically corrected PBSC.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gaucher's Disease Genetic: human glucocerebrosidase gene into autologous peripheral blood stem cells Phase 1

Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Patients undergo autologous transplantation using peripheral blood stems cells (PBSC) stimulated with filgrastim (G-CSF) and transduced with a retroviral vector containing the human glucocerebrosidase gene (R-GC). Patients may receive up to 4 transplants if a deficient glucocerebrosidase level is found in peripheral leukocytes 1 month following transplantation.

The G-CSF-stimulated PBSC are enriched for CD34-positive stem cells and transduced with the R-GC vector. Stem cells with normal gene activity are selected for transplantation.

Patients are followed every month for 6 months, every 6 months for 18 months, and then annually thereafter.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 15 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : November 1999

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics-- Enzyme proven type I Gaucher disease Glucocerebrosidase (GC) activity less than 30% of normal GC mutation identified Significant signs and symptoms of disease prior to therapy initiation At least 1 of the following after 12 months of therapy: Liver at least 2 times normal size Spleen at least 5 times normal size Platelet count greater than 150,000/mm3 Clinical bone disease with pain, fractures, or infarctions Multiple sites of marrow involvement Angiotensin-converting enzyme at least 1.5 times normal No GC antibody At least 3 of the following responses to therapy: Hemoglobin increase of 2 g/dL Platelet count increase of 50% Spleen or liver size decrease at least 25% Improvement in MRI or x-ray of the bones Nontartrate inhibitable acid phosphatase decrease of 50% Angiotensin-converting enzyme decrease of 50% OR Previously untreated and immediate enzyme therapy would not be life saving Meets at least 2 of the following criteria: Spleen at least 5 times normal size or liver at least 2 times normal size by physical exam and MRI Hemoglobin less than 11 g/dL Platelet count less than 90,000/mm3 Disabling bone pain with degenerative changes on x-ray Multiple sites of bone marrow infiltration and evidence of bony changes Pulmonary compromise with clubbing and PaO2 less than 70 mm Hg Biopsy proven cirrhosis and elevated hepatic parenchymal enzymes Bleeding esophageal varices --Prior/Concurrent Therapy-- At least 3 months since any prior investigational therapy Concurrent enzyme replacement therapy may be tapered on study --Patient Characteristics-- HIV negative No malignant disease No known sensitivity to egg or murine products Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004294

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United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15260
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
University of Pittsburgh
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Study Chair: John Barranger University of Pittsburgh
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00004294    
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/11727
First Posted: October 19, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: December 2003
Keywords provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):
Gaucher's disease
inborn errors of metabolism
rare disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Gaucher Disease
Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Nervous System
Brain Diseases, Metabolic, Inborn
Brain Diseases, Metabolic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Lysosomal Storage Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders