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A Study to Investigate the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacodynamics of JNJ-54175446 in Participants With Major Depressive Disorder

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02902601
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Brief Summary:
The primary purpose of this study is to investigate the safety and tolerability of JNJ 54175446 in participants with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depressive Disorder, Major Drug: JNJ-54175446, 600 mg Drug: JNJ-54175446, 150 mg Other: Placebo Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 70 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Study to Investigate the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacodynamics of JNJ-54175446 in Subjects With Major Depressive Disorder
Actual Study Start Date : October 17, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : June 7, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Group A: JNJ-54175446
Participants will receive a loading dose of JNJ-54175446, 600 milligram (mg) on Day 1 followed by JNJ-54175446, 150 mg once daily until Day 10.
Drug: JNJ-54175446, 600 mg
Participants will receive JNJ-54175446, 600 mg as an oral suspension.

Drug: JNJ-54175446, 150 mg
Participants will receive JNJ-54175446, 150 mg as an oral suspension.

Experimental: Group B: Placebo + JNJ-54175446
Participants will receive placebo on Days 1 to 3 followed by a loading dose of JNJ-54175446, 600 mg on Day 4 followed by JNJ-54175446, 150 mg once daily until Day 10.
Drug: JNJ-54175446, 600 mg
Participants will receive JNJ-54175446, 600 mg as an oral suspension.

Drug: JNJ-54175446, 150 mg
Participants will receive JNJ-54175446, 150 mg as an oral suspension.

Other: Placebo
Matching placebo to JNJ-54175446

Placebo Comparator: Group C: Placebo
Participants will receive placebo from Day 1 until Day 10.
Other: Placebo
Matching placebo to JNJ-54175446




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Adverse Events as a Measure of Safety and Tolerability [ Time Frame: Up to Day 17 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Total Sleep Deprivation (TSD)-Induced Changes in Depressive Symptoms by HDRS17/IDS-C30 Rating Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 4 and 10: 2 to 8 hours post dose, Day 17 ]
    Hamilton Depression Rating Scale 17 (HDRS17) contains 17 items pertaining to symptoms of depression experienced over the past week. Score range is from 0 to 52. The Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology- Clinician rated-30 (IDS-C30) is a standardized 30 item, clinician rated, scale to assess the severity of a participant's depressive symptoms. The scores range from a minimum of 0 to a maximum score of 84. The higher the score the more severe the symptoms of depression.

  2. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Total Sleep Deprivation (TSD)-Induced Changes in Depressive Symptoms by QIDS-SR16/QIDS-SR10 Rating Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 3 and 10: 2 to 8 hours post dose, Day 17 ]
    The QIDS-SR16 (1 week recall period) is a participant reported measure designed to assess the severity of depressive symptoms. The total score ranges from 0 to 27 (none 1-5, mild 6-10, moderate 11-15, severe 16-20 and very severe 21-27). QIDS-SR10 is a version of the QIDS-SR16 with a shorter, 2-hour recall period and 10-item measure. Scoring for each domain will be the same as for the QIDS-SR16.

  3. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on TSD-Induced Changes in Biomarker Profiles (interleukin [IL]-1 beta, cortisol) [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 4: Predose, 2, 8 hours postdose, Day 10: Predose ]
  4. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Latency to Persistent Sleep (LPS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 2 to 3 and Day 4 to 5 ]
    Latency to persistent sleep is defined as the length of time from full wakefulness to the first sleep stage.

  5. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Total Sleep Time (TST) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 2 to 3 and Day 4 to 5 ]
    All of the minutes of Stages 1, 2, 3/4 Non Rapid Eye-Movement (NREM) and Rapid-Eye-Movement (REM) sleep, as measured by Polysomnography, are summed to determine the Total Sleep Time.

  6. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Wake After Sleep Onset (WASO) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 2 to 3 and Day 4 to 5 ]
    The number of minutes in the Awake stage after the onset of persistent sleep to the end of the recording.

  7. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Sleep Efficiency (SE) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 2 to 3 and Day 4 to 5 ]
    The total sleep time divided by the total time in bed (that is, the number of minutes from the beginning of the Polysomnography recording to the end of the recording).

  8. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale [SHAPS]) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 3, 4, 5 and 10: 2 to 8 hours postdose ]
    The SHAPS is a short, 14-item instrument to measure anhedonia, which has been shown to be valid and reliable in normal and clinical samples. Each of the 14 items has a set of four response categories: Definitely Agree (= 1), Agree (= 2), Disagree (= 3), and Definitely Disagree (= 4). A higher total score indicates higher levels of state anhedonia.

  9. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Profile of Mood States brief form (POMS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 3, 10: 2 to 8 hours postdose, Day 4, 5: 2 to 8 and 19 hours postdose ]
    The POMS measures individuals' mood states. The POMS consists of 30 positive and negative mood descriptors. Participants are asked to rate, on a 5-point scale from 0 (not at all) to 4 (extremely), the extent to which they experience each mood state during at a specific moment.

  10. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Emotional Faces Recognition Test [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 4 and 10: 2 to 8 hours postdose ]
    Evaluation of positive and negative effect using emotional faces recognition test. The participant is seated at a computer screen and instructed to remember 42 images shown during a training session. Subject then identifies those images during a testing session in which the 42 probe images are interspersed among 42 additional foil images. Implicit recognition is detected by EEG.

  11. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Soluble Biomarkers (Inclusive Ex-vivo Lipopolysaccharide [LPS]/Benzoylated(Bz) Adenosine Triphosphate [ATP]-Induced IL-1 Beta Release) [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 4: Predose, 2, 8 hours postdose, Day 10: Predose ]
  12. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Central Pharmacodynamic (PD) by Motor Learning by Adaptive Tracking Test [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 10: Predose, 1, 2, 4 and 6 hour post dose ]
    Performance will be scored after a fixed period of 3.5 minutes and reflected visuo motor control and vigilance. The average performance scores will be used in the analysis.

  13. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on Sustained Attention by the Three Choice Vigilance Task (3CVT) With EEG [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 3, 4, 5 and 10: 2 to 8 hours postdose ]
    An implicit image recognition (IR) task combined with emotional elicitation evaluates attention, encoding and image recognition memory during implicit emotion elicitation.

  14. Maximum Observed Plasma Concentration (Cmax) of JNJ-54175446 [ Time Frame: Day 1: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10 hour postdose; Day 2 and 3: Predose; Day 4: Predose, 2, 4, 8 hour postdose; Day 5 and 7: Predose; Day 10: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 24, 48 hour postdose; Day 17 ]
    The Cmax is the maximum observed plasma concentration.

  15. Minimum Observed Plasma Concentration (Cmin) of JNJ-54175446 [ Time Frame: Day 1: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10 hour postdose; Day 2 and 3: Predose; Day 4: Predose, 2, 4, 8 hour postdose; Day 5 and 7: Predose; Day 10: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 24, 48 hour postdose; Day 17 ]
    Minimum observed plasma concentration during dosing interval (tau).

  16. Trough Plasma Concentration (Ctrough) of JNJ-54175446 [ Time Frame: Day 1: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10 hour postdose; Day 2 and 3: Predose; Day 4: Predose, 2, 4, 8 hour postdose; Day 5 and 7: Predose; Day 10: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 24, 48 hour postdose; Day 17 ]
    The observed plasma concentration just prior to the beginning or at the end of a dosing interval of any dose other than the first dose.

  17. Average Plasma Concentration at Steady State (Cavg) of JNJ-54175446 [ Time Frame: Day 1: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10 hour postdose; Day 2 and 3: Predose; Day 4: Predose, 2, 4, 8 hour postdose; Day 5 and 7: Predose; Day 10: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 24, 48 hour postdose; Day 17 ]
    Average plasma concentration at steady state over the dosing interval.

  18. Time to Reach Maximum Observed Plasma Concentration (Tmax) of JNJ-54175446 [ Time Frame: Day 1: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10 hour postdose; Day 2 and 3: Predose; Day 4: Predose, 2, 4, 8 hour postdose; Day 5 and 7: Predose; Day 10: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 24, 48 hour postdose; Day 17 ]
  19. Area Under the Plasma ConcentrationTime Curve During a Dosing Interval (tau) [AUCtau] of JNJ-54175446 [ Time Frame: Day 1: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10 hour postdose; Day 2 and 3: Predose; Day 4: Predose, 2, 4, 8 hour postdose; Day 5 and 7: Predose; Day 10: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 24, 48 hour postdose; Day 17 ]
  20. Area Under the Plasma ConcentrationTime Curve From Time Zero to Time 't' (AUC[0t]) of JNJ-54175446 [ Time Frame: Day 1: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10 hour postdose; Day 2 and 3: Predose; Day 4: Predose, 2, 4, 8 hour postdose; Day 5 and 7: Predose; Day 10: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 24, 48 hour postdose; Day 17 ]
  21. Apparent Elimination HalfLife (t1/2) of JNJ-54175446 [ Time Frame: Day 1: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10 hour postdose; Day 2 and 3: Predose; Day 4: Predose, 2, 4, 8 hour postdose; Day 5 and 7: Predose; Day 10: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 24, 48 hour postdose; Day 17 ]
    Apparent elimination half-life associated with the terminal slope (Lambda[z]) of the semilogarithmic drug concentration time curve, after multiple-dose administration only.

  22. Ratio of the Maximum Plasma Concentration (Peak) to Trough Observed Concentration of JNJ-54175446 [ Time Frame: Day 1: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10 hour postdose; Day 2 and 3: Predose; Day 4: Predose, 2, 4, 8 hour postdose; Day 5 and 7: Predose; Day 10: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 24, 48 hour postdose; Day 17 ]
    The ratio of the maximum plasma concentration (Peak) to trough observed concentration.

  23. Accumulation Ratio Based on AUC of JNJ-54175446 [ Time Frame: Day 1: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10 hour postdose; Day 2 and 3: Predose; Day 4: Predose, 2, 4, 8 hour postdose; Day 5 and 7: Predose; Day 10: Predose, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 24, 48 hour postdose; Day 17 ]
    Accumulation ratio based on AUC, determined after multiple-dose administration and calculated as AUCtau on Day 1 divided by AUCtau on Day 10.

  24. Effect of JNJ-54175446 Versus Placebo on a Reward Test [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 3, 4, 5 and 10: 2 to 8 hours postdose ]
    The reward task was a probabilistic instrumental learning task involving monetary wins or losses. In order to maximize payoffs, participants should use the outcome feedback to gradually learn the symbol-outcome associations by trial and error over time, such that they consistently choose the symbol with the high-probability win and avoid the symbol with the high-probability loss. Outcome measures included overall total, total won and lost, choice frequency, percentage of choices identical to the preceding one (percentage consistency), reaction time and re-reaction time.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body mass index (BMI) must be between 18 and 32 kilogram per square meter (kg/m^2) inclusive
  • Related to symptoms of depression: Participant must meet the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-IV or V diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder [MDD] (International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-code F32.x and F33.x), without psychotic features, as confirmed by the MINI 6.0; participant must have an IDS-C30 total score greater than or equal to (>=) 30 using the semi-structured interview guide for the IDS-C30
  • Participant is, during this episode of depression, treatment naïve OR treated with at most one Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) over a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months, and subject is being treated at an adequate dose, showing a partial response at enrolment
  • A woman of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test at screening and a negative urine pregnancy test upon admission
  • A woman must agree not to donate eggs (ova, oocytes) for the purposes of assisted reproduction during the study and for at least 3 months after receiving the last dose of study drug

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has a primary DSM-IV or V diagnosis of general anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, anorexia nervosa, or bulimia nervosa. Participants with comorbid GAD, social anxiety disorder, or panic disorder for whom MDD is considered the primary diagnosis are not excluded
  • Has a length of current major depressive episode greater than (>) 24 months despite adequate treatment
  • Has failed more than 2 treatments with a different pharmacological mode of action despite an adequate dose and duration during a previous, or the current depressive episode
  • Participant has a history of substance use disorder according to DSM-V criteria, except nicotine or caffeine, within 6 months before Screening. However, participants who have completed a treatment for (alcohol) addiction more than 8 weeks prior to first dose administration and are under continuous control of the study center, may be included if the risk to fall back is considered minimal and no significant abnormalities are shown in clinical laboratory or other predose safety assessments
  • Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea (apnea/hypopnea index >10) or restless legs syndrome (periodic leg movements with arousal index >15) as assessed on the first or second polysomnography (PSG) recording during screening

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02902601


Locations
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Germany
Berlin, Germany
Hamburg, Germany
Schwerin, Germany
Netherlands
Leiden, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Investigators
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Study Director: Janssen Research & Development, LLC Clinical Trial Janssen Research & Development, LLC

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Responsible Party: Janssen Research & Development, LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02902601     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR108204
54175446MDD1001 ( Other Identifier: Janssen Research & Development, LLC )
2016-001929-14 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: September 16, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Disease
Depressive Disorder
Depression
Depressive Disorder, Major
Pathologic Processes
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms