Using D-Galactose as a Food Supplement in Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02955264|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 4, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation||Dietary Supplement: D-Galactose||Phase 2|
The primary hypothesis in this study is that adding simple milk sugar (galactose) to the diet of Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation patients will normalize the metabolic abnormalities. The secondary hypothesis posits that galactose intervention in Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation patients will normalize specific physiological biomarkers of protein glycosylation that can be utilized for future phase II/III trial development. The knowledge gained from the investigation of these two aims will help the investigators learn more about the disrupted metabolic mechanism of this disease and should lead to the identification of new disease biomarkers that can be used to evaluate clinical efficacy in future therapeutic trials.
Over a two-year period, the investigators will enroll patients diagnosed with Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation. The investigators propose to administer oral galactose supplementation for a period of 18 weeks in increasing dose to assess its effectiveness at normalizing glycosylation. Galactose will be given in a series of doses within the range of normal dietary intake of galactose over fixed time points. To assess the effects of oral galactose supplementation for each participant, changes in participant growth, as well as blood sugar levels, coagulation parameters and liver function (the primary clinical features of Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation) will be correlated with biomarkers derived from participant blood and urine samples obtained at key time points and then compared to standard normative ranges of data for each measure.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Using D-Galactose as a Food Supplement in Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation|
|Study Start Date :||July 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2018|
D-Galactose is an oral powdered supplement to be taken by mouth. For the first 6 weeks galactose will be given at the dose 0.5g per kg, then from weeks 7-12 at 1.0g per kg, lastly from weeks 13 to 18 at 1.5g per kg (with a maximum daily dose of 50g).
Dietary Supplement: D-Galactose
- Metabolic Function [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]Assess if the introduction of galactose into the subject's diet will normalization metabolic function. Metabolic function will be based on liver function and used for muscle enzyme tests, thyroid and growth hormone measurement, coagulation and anti-coagulation factors, blood sugar and milk-acid and biochemical/metabolic parameters. These measurements will be assessed together to see how many subjects will remain with abnormal values or change to within normal levels.
- Biomarkers for protein glycosylation [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]Identify potential biomarkers for glycosylation and metabolic dysfunction. And learn the physiological effect of adding galactose to the diet on known biomarkers for protein glycosylation. Specific biomarkers that will be examined include: transferrin glyco isoforms, antithrombin III, coagulation factor IX and XI, IGFBP3 and TSH. These measurements will be assessed together to see how many subjects will remain with abnormal values or change to within normal levels.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02955264
|Contact: Eva Morava-Kozicz, MD, PhD||504-988-5101|
|United States, Louisiana|
|New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112|
|Contact: Eva Morava-Kozicz, MD, PhD|
|Principal Investigator: Eva Morava-Kozicz, MD, PhD|