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Safety and Efficacy of ALV003 for the Treatment of Celiac Disease

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00959114
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 6, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alvine Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Brief Summary:
A phase 2a study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ALV003 to treat celiac disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Celiac Disease Biological: ALV003 Biological: ALV003 placebo Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Double-blind, placebo controlled study of the efficacy, safety and tolerability of 6-weeks treatment of ALV003 in patients with well-controlled celiac disease. Approximately 110 biopsy proven celiac disease patients will be randomized to treatment with ALV003 or placebo in a 1:1 ratio. Patients will be required to have a pre-dose and a post-treatment intestinal biopsy, and also will be required to ingest a foodstuff that contains a specified amount of gluten during the active phase of the study along with the study treatment. Patients will return to the clinic weekly for the first two weeks, then every two weeks thereafter for safety visits. Patients will return to the clinic 28 days after completion of treatment for final safety and follow-up. Safety will be closely monitored throughout the study including laboratory parameters and clinical assessment of adverse events.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 74 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2a, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Study of the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of 6-weeks Treatment With ALV003 In Patients With Well-Controlled Celiac Disease
Study Start Date : August 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Celiac Disease

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: ALV003
ALV003 is an orally administered mixture of two recombinant proteases (cysteine endoprotease B-isoform 2 and prolyl endopeptidase) engineered to degrade gluten into non-immunogenic fragments, by targeting the glutamine and proline residues common in gluten.
Biological: ALV003
ALV003 is an orally administered mixture of two enzymes (cysteine endoprotease B-isoform 2 and prolyl endopeptidase).

Placebo Comparator: Placebo comparator
Excipients for ALV003 absent the experimental compounds
Biological: ALV003 placebo
ALV003 is an orally administered mixture of two enzymes (cysteine endoprotease B-isoform 2 and prolyl endopeptidase).

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy: Intestinal mucosal morphology [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  2. Safety: Tolerability of ALV003 [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy: Change in intestinal intraepithelial lymphocyte numbers/phenotype [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  2. Efficacy: Change in serological markers of celiac disease [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of biopsy-proven celiac disease
  • Adherence to a gluten-free diet
  • TG2 antibody negative
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active dermatitis herpetiformis
  • History of IgE-mediated reactions to gluten
  • Use of specific medications 6 months prior to entry
  • History of alcohol abuse or illicit drug use
  • Current untreated or GI disease
  • Positive pregnancy test
  • Received any experimental drug within 14 days of randomization
  • Uncontrolled chronic disease or condition
  • Uncontrolled complications of celiac disease
  • Any medical condition, which could adversely affect participation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00959114

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FINN-MEDI Research - Clinical Trials Center
Tampere, Finland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alvine Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Marja-Leena Lähdeaho, MD, PhD FINN-MEDI Research
Study Chair: Markku Mäki, Prof, MD, PhD Tampere University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Alvine Pharmaceuticals Inc. Identifier: NCT00959114    
Other Study ID Numbers: ALV003-0921
First Posted: August 14, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 6, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012
Keywords provided by Alvine Pharmaceuticals Inc.:
Celiac Disease
Coeliac Disease
Celiac Sprue
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Celiac Disease
Malabsorption Syndromes
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Metabolic Diseases