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Identification of Non Invasive Biomarkers of Immune Endothelial Injury and Repair Associated With Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2014 by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier:
First received: February 14, 2011
Last updated: August 28, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
Heart transplantation is the best option for patients with end-stage heart failure. Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is the leading cause of death following cardiac transplantation and is not managed by current therapies. Its pathogenesis traduces in an accelerated form of coronary artery disease (CAD) with similarities to atherosclerosis but also particular features of endothelial dysfunction associated to the alloimmune conflict and humoral responses toward the graft. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is the validated invasive method for late CAV diagnosis, but occurs lesions are established. Identification of reliable non-invasive early endothelial injury biomarkers that reflect mechanisms of cardiac damage thus remain a major challenge to optimize therapeutic management of post transplant morbidity. Endothelial dysfunction is a central feature of both CAV and CAD and results from a desquilibrium in the balance of endothelial lesion and repair that is partly controlled by recipient immune system. Through their expression of receptors sensing antibodies (FcR CD16) and endothelial stress-induced signals (CX3CR1 fractalkine receptor and NKG2D MICA receptors), Natural Killer (NK) cells represent effector cells with unique potential to generate both humoral and innate immune injury of graft endothelium.

Condition Intervention
Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy Biological: blood samples

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Identification of Non Invasive Biomarkers of Immune Endothelial Injury and Repair Associated With Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy

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Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Analysis of endothelial lesion-repair biomarkers [ Time Frame: 24 MONTHS ]
    through phenotypic and quantitative analysis of circulating endothelial progenitors subsets and (repair potential)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Analysis of anti endothelial NK innate immune responses parameters [ Time Frame: 24 MONTTHS ]
    • Anti endothelial, anti HLA anti MIC antibody detection in recipient' serum by luminex and flow cytometry
    • Evaluation of soluble Fractalkine and MIC levels in serum through ELISA
    • Analysis of CX3CR1 and CD16 polymorphism and phenotypic NK cell surface expression
    • Assay of serum induced and natural NK cell cytotoxicity against coronary and endothelial cell targets

Estimated Enrollment: 170
Study Start Date: February 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
HTC with Cardiac allograft vasculopathy
HTC:heart transplanted recipients
Biological: blood samples
HTR without Cardiac allograft vasculopathy Biological: blood samples
untransplanted Biological: blood samples


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject > 18 years at the time of the inclusion,
  • Subject having benefited from a heart transplant more than 11 months ago in the service of cardiac surgery concerned whatever is the treatment to immunosuppresseur current
  • Subject benefiting from a coronarography within the framework of their surveillance comment-Clerk's Office beyond 12 months
  • Subject having given their consent
  • Affiliated to the Social Security

    * HTC with Cardiac allograft vasculopathy:

  • Subject with coronaropathies diagnosed by the coronarography

    * TC without Cardiac allograft vasculopathy:

  • Subject without coronaropathies diagnosed by the coronarography

    * untransplanted

  • Untreated Subject by immunosuppresseurs
  • Subject without antécédaent of transfusion
  • Subject without history of transplantations
  • Subject with coronaropathies diagnosed by a coronarography

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presenting a contraindication to the coronarography
  • Subject refusing to practise the examination of coronarography
  • Subject reaches(affects) of a cancer other one than cutaneous
  • Subject achieves of hepatic Incapacity (ALAT and\or ASAT > 3N)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01569334

Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Marseille
Marseille, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
Study Director: BERNARD BELAIGUES Assistance Publique hôpitaux de Marseille
  More Information

Responsible Party: Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier: NCT01569334     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-A01145-34
2010 18 ( Other Identifier: AP HM )
Study First Received: February 14, 2011
Last Updated: August 28, 2014

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille:
identify early non invasive markers that index the endothelial lesion/ regeneration potential in association with CAV in heart transplanted recipients (HTR)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017