Evaluating the Role of Immune Responses in the Emergence of Protease Inhibitor Mutations
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Evaluating the Role of the Immune Responses in the Emergence of HCV NS3 Resistance Mutations During Protease Inhibitor Therapy|
- Number of Participants Who Completed Standard Treatment [ Time Frame: 9 months ]Blood samples will be drawn while the subject is on treatment to measure viral load and HCV-specific immune responses.
- Number of Participants Who Cleared the Virus [ Time Frame: 9 months ]Blood samples will be drawn while the subject is on treatment to measure viral load and HCV-specific immune responses
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
|Study Start Date:||January 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
10 Hepatitis C infected subjects
10 chronically HCV-infected patients who fail the standard peg-IFN and Ribavirin therapy (NR) and are therefore eligible for combined treatment with Protease Inhibitor therapy.
Objective 1: Evaluate the role of the immune responses in determining the emergence of HCV NS3 resistance mutation during protease inhibitor therapy
Hypothesis 1 (HT 1): Low HLA binding to peptides containing protease inhibitor resistance mutations is associated with the emergence of protease inhibitor mutants during therapy and failure of the treatment.
Hypothesis 2 (HT 2): A hole in T cell repertoire may allow emergence of protease inhibitor mutants during protease inhibitor therapy which leads to loss of the immune responses to these mutants and failure of treatment.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01517529
|United States, Ohio|
|University of Cincinnati|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45267|
|Principal Investigator:||Mohamed Tarek. M Shata, MD, PhD||University of Cincinnati|