Impact of Metformin on Immunity
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03713801|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 22, 2018
Last Update Posted : November 20, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Aging Vaccine Response Impaired||Drug: Metformin Drug: Placebo||Phase 1|
The objective of this study is to determine whether metformin (MET) can improve the immune response to the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) in older adults, and if this effect is mediated by the gut microbiota.
The proposed research projects will provide the necessary pilot data for future, more definitive, studies that will evaluate the impact of immunomodulatory therapies, such as MET therapy, on the aging immune system. The specific aims are:
Aim 1. Compare PCV13 vaccine response in elderly adults (≥63 years of age) treated with MET vs. placebo. For this study, 50 elderly volunteers will be enrolled and randomly assigned to receive MET or placebo. The hypothesis that MET can improve vaccine responsiveness by measuring serotype-specific IgG concentrations before and 30 days after PCV13 administration will be tested.
Aim 2. Determine whether the frequencies of immunophenotypes differ between elderly adults treated with MET vs. placebo. The mechanisms of MET's effect on the immune system by comparing immunophenotypes of MET and placebo groups between baseline and prior to PCV13 and between baseline and 30 days after PCV13 administration will be explored.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Metformin and Vaccine Response in Older Adults|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||January 31, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
Dosage is increased over the first 3 weeks up to three 500 mg tablets a day at 3 weeks, then continued on 3 tablets daily for a further 9 weeks.
Total daily dose titrated up to 1500 mg po q day over the course of 3 weeks and continued for a total exposure of 12 weeks.
Other Name: Glucophage
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo tablet dosage is increased over the first 3 weeks up to three tablets a day at 3 weeks, then continued on 3 tablets daily for a further 9 weeks.
Placebo tablets titrated up to 3 tablets over the course of 3 weeks and then continued as 3 daily for a total exposure of 12 weeks
Other Name: Placebo oral tablet
- Change in antibody responses to PCV13 [ Time Frame: Change from 4 weeks to 8 weeks ]The primary outcome will be antibody responses to PCV13. Antibody levels of each of the 13 different serotypes (1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F) will be compared between the pre-treatment values and the post treatment values.
- Measure of immunophenotypes [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4 weeks and 8 weeks ]The distribution of immunophenotypes will be presented descriptively at each time point for each treatment group. To determine which immunophenotypes differed between MET and placebo groups, changes will be determined using within-patient cell count ratios for each measured phenotype between baseline and 6-weeks of study drug treatment and between baseline and the 30 days after PCV13.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03713801
|Contact: Grace Lee, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Texas|
|UT Health San Antonio||Recruiting|
|San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229|
|Contact: Grace Lee, PhD 210-450-8097 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Grace Lee, PhD||UT Health San Antonio|