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The Effect of Fibrate Therapy in Two Patients With Neutral Lipid Storage Disease With Myopathy (NLSDM) (NLSDM)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01527318
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

Neutral Lipid Storage Disease With Myopath (NLSDM) is a disease caused by a defect in the PNPLA2 gene encoding ATGL. Patients with NLSDM accumulate triglycerides and exhibit muscle weakness, cardiac failure and hepatosteatosis. Most of these patients die at young age due to cardiac failure. Not much is known about the underlying mechanisms, though recently it was discovered that PPAR activation in ATGL-/- mice was impaired leading to decreased mitochondrial function, lipid accumulation and cardiac failure resulting in death at young age. Activation of PPARs, by treatment with fibrates rescued the phenotype and reduced mortality rates in these mice. These findings may have a major impact for patients with NLSDM if these results can be translated to humans. Therefore, the investigators would like to evaluate the beneficial effects of fibrate treatment on muscle mitochondrial and cardiac function in patients with NLSDM.

Patients will be treated with fibrates during a period of 28 weeks. Baseline measurements will be performed prior to the study and after treatment. Cardiac and muscular lipid accumulation, cardiac function, mitochondrial function and insulin sensitivity will be assessed during these baseline measurements.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neutral Lipid Storage Disease Drug: Fibrate treatment Phase 4

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 6 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Fibrate Therapy in Two Patients With Neutral Lipid Storage Disease With Myopathy (NLSDM)
Study Start Date : August 2011
Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Study Completion Date : December 2012


Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Fibrate Treatment
Patients will be treated during 28 weeks with a fibrate to assess the effects of PPAR activation on the NLSDM disease.
Drug: Fibrate treatment
Patients will receive a dosage of 400mg Bezafibrate every day during 28 weeks


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. mitochondrial function [ Time Frame: 28 weeks ]
    mitochondrial function will be measured in vivo with 1H-MRS by pCr-recovery and ex vivo by high resolution respirometry.

  2. lipid accumulation [ Time Frame: 28 weeks ]
    Lipid accumulation will be measured both by 1H-MRS as CH/H2O ratio's in the Tibialis anterior muscle, as well as quantified from skeletal muscle biopsy with ORO from the vastus lateralis muscle.

  3. Cardiac function [ Time Frame: 28 weeks ]
    Cardiac function will be measured with ultrasound and be assessed by 2 blinded cardiologists.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Insulin sensitivity [ Time Frame: 28 weeks ]
    This will be assessed by an euglycemic hyperinsulenemic clamp and whole body isulin sensitivity will be expressed with the M-value.


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • suffering from NLSDM
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01527318


Locations
Netherlands
Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands, 6200MD
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maastricht University Medical Center
More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Maastricht University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01527318     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MEC 11-3-013
First Posted: February 7, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2013
Last Verified: May 2013

Keywords provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:
NLSDM
Lipid accumulation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ichthyosiform Erythroderma, Congenital
Metabolic Diseases
Lipidoses
Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Muscular Diseases
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Ichthyosis
Skin Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Keratosis
Skin Diseases
Clofibric Acid
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents