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Disulfiram as a Modulator of Amyloid Precursor Protein-processing (DIMAP)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 11, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 24, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
K. Lieb, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Brief Summary:
A causal therapeutic approach for treatment of Alzheimer's disease has not been established so far. The protein ADAM10 represents a promising target for an A-beta peptide preventing strategy. Treatment of human neuronal cells with Disulfiram, a drug which is used in clinical routine for recrudescence prevention of alcohol dependency, revealed an increased expression of ADAM10. This finding indicates a neuroprotective potential of Disulfiram. The investigators' research purpose aims at the verification of the results obtained in cell culture experiments in the human organism. Therefore, include alcohol addicted patients were included, which take the drug Disulfiram for recrudescence prevention, in our study. Patients are recruited from the patient-collective of the University Medical Center Mainz and the Central Institute for Mental Health Mannheim. Blood samples (max. 5 ml) are taken from the participants before the intake of Disulfiram and about two weeks after treatment. Demographic data are collected (such as age or onset of addiction). Gene expression is analyzed via reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction(RT-PCR) from blood cell-derived messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Alcohol Addiction Drug: Disulfiram

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 17 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Quantitative Analysis of the Expression of Dementia-relevant Genes by Intake of the Drug Disulfiram
Study Start Date : May 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2017

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Drug Information available for: Disulfiram

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Disulfiram
    alcohol addicted patients receive an oral Disulfiram application as recrudescence prevention after successful detoxication
    Other Name: Antabus

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. expression of ADAM10 [ Time Frame: August 2016 ]
    expression of ADAM10 in the collected blood samples measured by quantitation of the mRNA amount using RealTime-RT-PCR.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
blood samples of each participant are retained and stored at -80.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Recruited are alhohol addicted patients, which take Disulfiram as recrudescence prevention after successful detoxication. Patients between 20 and 60 years of age are included in the study independent from gender or ethnic background

Inclusion Criteria:

ambulant or stationary patients, which receive Disulfiram for recrudescence prevention

Exclusion Criteria:

Diagnosed Alzheimer's dementia Previous Disulfiram treatment less than four weeks before baseline blood collection

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03212599

Sponsors and Collaborators
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
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Principal Investigator: Kristina Endres Medical Center Johannes Gutenberg University

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Responsible Party: K. Lieb, Director, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Identifier: NCT03212599     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DIMAP
First Posted: July 11, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 24, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: availability by publication
Time Frame: The data will be published in 2017/18. Availabilty will depend on the Chosen Journal.

Keywords provided by K. Lieb, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz:
Alzheimer's disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Alcohol Deterrents
Acetaldehyde Dehydrogenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action