A Molecular and Functional Brain Imaging Study in Individuals With Down Syndrome and Healthy Controls Following Single Dose RG1662
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This single-center, single-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study with crossover component will evaluate the GABAAalpha5 receptor expression, occupancy and functional connectivity in the brains of individuals with Down syndrome and healthy controls following single dose RG1662. Participants will receive a single dose of placebo before the imaging session (PET and MRI), and a single dose of RG1662 before the second imaging session.
A Single-center, Single Blind Molecular and Functional Imaging Study to Assess GABAAalpha5 Receptor Expression, Occupancy and Functional Connectivity in the Brains of Individuals With Down Syndrome and Healthy Controls Following a Single Oral Administration of RG1662 or Placebo
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 40 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Healthy controls and individuals with Down syndrome:
Male and female adults, 18 to 40 years of age
Body mass index (BMI) 18 - 40 kg/m2 inclusive
Females of child-bearing potential and males with female partners of child-bearing potential must agree to use two medically approved methods of contraception, one of which must be a barrier method, for the duration of the study and for 4 months after the last study drug administration
Clinical laboratory values within normal limits or abnormalities considered not significant by the investigator and sponsor; individuals with thyroid disease may be included in the study provided they are euthyroid and stable on treatment for at least one month prior to screening
Individuals with Down syndrome must also meet the following:
Diagnosis of Down syndrome confirmed by karyotype; subjects may have free trisomy 21 or Robertsonian translocations; mosaic Down syndrome will be excluded
Individuals must have a parent or other reliable caregiver who agrees to accompany the inidvidual to all clinic visits, provide information about the individual as required by protocol, and be willing to give informed consent
Regular smoker (>5 cigarettes or equivalent: 3 cigars, 6 cigarillos, 3 pipes per day)
Concomitant disease or condition or any clinically significant finding at screening that could interfere with, or for which the treatment might interfere with the conduct of the study, or that would, in the opinion of the investigator, pose an unacceptable risk to the subject in this study
Severe head trauma or CNS infections (e.g. meningitis)
History of epilepsy or seizures other than benign febrile convulsions of childhood
Any confirmed significant allergic reactions against any drug, anaphylaxis or severe environmental allergies as judged by the investigator
Positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV infection
Positive urine test at screening or at follow-up for drugs of abuse, or positive alcohol breath test at screening and prior to dosing
Previous inclusion in research and/or medical protocol involving nuclear medicine, PET or radiological investigations with significant radiation burden (as defined by protocol)
Pregnant or lactating women
Individuals with evidence or meeting clinical diagnosis of dementia