Genetic Susceptibility to Ozone in Mild Asthmatic Volunteers (Glutoz)
This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David B. Peden, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
First received: February 3, 2006
Last updated: January 5, 2015
Last verified: January 2015
Recent reports have shown that people with asthma who have a particular gene, known as the GSTM1 null gene, are more susceptible to the effect of air pollutants. The purpose of this research study is to learn if volunteers who have asthma and have a GSTM1 null gene have increased response (change in lung function and increase in lung cells collected from sputum) compared to volunteers with asthma who have the GSTM1 sufficient gene when challenged with 0.4 ppm ozone during intermittent exercise. The principal purpose of this study is to identify hyper-responsive, responsive and non-responsive groups of human subjects with mild asthma based on their airway neutrophilic response to ozone exposure, and to perform analyses on DNA from airway cells to explore possible differences in genetic profiles between the three groups. An additional pilot aim is to compare expression of a small number of specific genes of interest in a subset of ozone-responsive and ozone-non-responsive subjects with mild asthma.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
||Glutathione S Transferase M1 (GSTM1) Genotype Associated Susceptibility to Airway Response to Ozone in Mild Asthmatic Volunteers.
Primary Outcome Measures:
- post ozone change in lung function (FEV1) between subjects with GSTM1 null genotype compared to GSTM1 sufficient subjects [ Time Frame: 0-24 hours post exposure ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Secondary endpoints include post ozone airway PMN influx between subjects with GSTM1 null genotype compared to GSTM1 sufficient subjects [ Time Frame: 0-24 hours post exposure ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- % decrease in FVC between subjects with GSTM1 null genotype compared to GSTM1 sufficient subjects [ Time Frame: 0-24 hours post exposure ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
| Estimated Enrollment:
| Study Start Date:
| Estimated Study Completion Date:
| Estimated Primary Completion Date:
||December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Mildly asthmatic subjects with GSTM1 null genotype compared to GSTM1 sufficient subjects
2 hour exposure to 0.4 ppm ozone
Other Name: O3
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years to 50 Years
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- healthy volunteers with mild asthma
- Normal lung function,
- Oxygen saturation of > 94 %
- Normal blood pressure
- A history of significant chronic illnesses
- Allergy to any medications which may be used or prescribed in the course of this study (albuterol, acetaminophen, aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, corticosteroids, lactose, polyethylene glycol)
- Positive pregnancy test within 48 hours of the time of challenge
- Subjects currently taking medications which may impact the results of the ozone challenge, interfere with any other medications potentially used in the study (to include steroids, beta antagonists, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) or suggest an ongoing illness (such as antibiotics).
- Mega doses of vitamins and supplements, homeopathic/naturopathic medicines
- Any acute, non-chronic, medical conditions occurring in the prior two weeks. Such illnesses must be totally resolved symptomatically for 2 weeks and documentation of normal lung function must be obtained.
- Unspecified illnesses, which in the judgment of the investigator might increase the risk associated with ozone inhalation challenge, will be a basis for exclusion.
- Physician directed emergency treatment for an asthma exacerbation within the preceding 12 months.
- Use of systemic steroid therapy within the preceding 12 months.
- > 0.5 pack year history of tobacco use
- Use of inhaled steroids, cromolyn or leukotriene inhibitors initiated within the past month (except for use of cromolyn exclusively prior to exercise). Patients must be on a stable regimen of therapy.
- Use of daily theophylline within the past month.
- Pregnancy or nursing a baby.
- Nighttime symptoms of cough or wheeze greater than 1x/week at baseline (not during a clearly recognized viral induced asthma exacerbation) which would be characteristic of a person of moderate or severe persistent asthma as outlined in the current NHLBI guidelines for diagnosis and management of asthma.
- Exacerbation of asthma more than 2x/week which would be characteristic of a person with moderate or severe persistent asthma as outlined in the current NHLBI guidelines for diagnosis and management of asthma.
- Daily requirement for albuterol due to asthma symptoms (cough, wheeze, chest tightness) which would be characteristic of a person of moderate or severe persistent asthma as outlined in the current NHLBI guidelines for diagnosis and management of asthma. (Not to include prophylactic use of albuterol prior to exercise).
- Dosing level of an inhaled steroid must be consistent with mild episodic asthma as outlined by the NHLBI NAEPP guidelines. Use of inhaled steroid at doses typically used for moderate or severe asthma will result in exclusion of that individual from the protocol.
- Students or staff members who work directly for the PI, Dr David Peden, are excluded from study participation
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00287365
|Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599 |
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
||David B. Peden, MD
||University of NC Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology
No publications provided
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 26, 2015
||David B. Peden, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Director of CEMALB, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
||GCRC-2371, NCCAM 1PO1AT002620
|Study First Received:
||February 3, 2006
||January 5, 2015
||United States: Federal Government
United States: Food and Drug Administration
United States: Institutional Review Board