The Impact of Triptan and Doxycycline on Neuroinflammatory Biomarkers in Acute Migraine
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01653522
Recruitment Status :
(No participants enrolled)
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of triptans and doxycycline on neuroinflammatory markers in acute migraine.
Condition or disease
Migraine DisordersHeadache, MigraineMigraineMigraine HeadacheMigraine With AuraMigraine Without AuraHeadache Disorders, Primary
Drug: TriptanDrug: Doxycycline
Increased inflammatory cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been recently implicated in migraine. Inflammation may be a key player in the pathophysiology of migraine by altering blood-brain barrier (BBB) function. As an inflammation induced MMP, MMP-9 is involved in both BBB disruption and neuropathic pain, and is largely derived by neutrophil degranulation during neutrophil-BBB interaction. The tetracycline group of antibiotics may suppress MMP production and neutrophil degranulation. This study aims to investigate known neuroinflammatory biomarkers with a focus on BBB breakdown during acute migraine attacks and assess marker responses to conventional treatment (triptans) and novel MMP targeted therapy (doxycycline). This pilot project data will supplement future projects investigating novel therapeutic strategies such as MMP inhibitors in both migraine acute treatment and prevention.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Clinical diagnosis of migraine with or without aura that fulfill the 2nd Edition of The International Headache Classification (ICHD-II) criteria
Active prescription for an oral triptan medication to abort acute migraines
Tetracycline group or other anti-inflammatory medication use in the preceding three months