The Effects of LY2409021 on the Liver

This study has been completed.
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Eli Lilly and Company Identifier:
First received: April 27, 2012
Last updated: September 10, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
This is a study that involves multiple doses of study drug (60 mg of LY2409021, 15 mg of LY2409021 or placebo) taken as capsules by mouth on a daily basis for 28 days. This study will image the liver using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in healthy participants and in participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus, when they take LY2409021 to see if liver changes happen at the same time as changes in blood tests. This study is approximately 11 weeks long, not including screening. A screening appointment is required within 28 days prior to the start of the study.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Drug: Placebo
Drug: LY2409021
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effects of LY2409021 on Hepatic Metabolism in Healthy Volunteers and Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Further study details as provided by Eli Lilly and Company:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline to Day 28 in hepatic lipid content [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from Baseline to Day 28 in hepatic glycogen content [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline to Day 28 in transaminase levels [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Glucose response to an Arginine Stimulation Test (Part A) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 29 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Glucagon response to an Arginine Stimulation Test (Part A) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 29 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Insulin response to an Arginine Stimulation Test (Part A) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 29 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: September 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Part A and B - Up to 4 capsules of placebo administered orally once a day for 28 days.
Drug: Placebo
Administered orally
Experimental: 15 mg LY2409021
Part B - 1 capsule of 15 mg LY2409021 orally once a day for 28 days. (Arm added in September, 2012, per protocol amendment.)
Drug: LY2409021
Administered orally
Experimental: 60 mg LY2409021
Part A - 4 capsules of 15 mg LY2409021 administered orally once a day for 28 days.
Drug: LY2409021
Administered orally


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

For all participants:

  • Must be a male, or a female who cannot become pregnant, and who is either a healthy participant, or who has type 2 diabetes
  • Must have a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 to 29.9 kilograms per square meter (kg/m^2) if a healthy participant, or a BMI of 18.5 to 35.0 kg/m^2 if diabetic

For participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM):

- On diet and exercise treatment, or taking metformin

Exclusion Criteria:

For all participants:

  • Have signs or symptoms of liver disease
  • Are infected with hepatitis B or hepatitis C
  • Have donated more than 450 mL of blood in the last 3 months or if have donated any blood in the last month
  • Smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day or are not willing to abstain from smoking while at the clinic
  • Have had surgery with metallic clips, staples or stents, or have had a cardiac pacemaker (or other surgical implants) inserted in any part of the body, or have fear of enclosed spaces or have symptoms that prevent them from being sent for an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan

For participants with T2DM:

- Are using insulin

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01588366

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Singapore, Singapore
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
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Responsible Party: Eli Lilly and Company Identifier: NCT01588366     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13107  I1R-FW-GLBK 
Study First Received: April 27, 2012
Last Updated: September 10, 2013
Health Authority: Singapore: Health Sciences Authority

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on May 26, 2016