Evaluation of Safety and Tolerability of Libella Gene Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease: AAV- hTERT
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04133454|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : October 28, 2019
Using gene therapy to express active telomerase (hTERT) in human cells has the potential to treat many neurodegenerative diseases related to aging, including Alzheimer's disease (AD).
This study will entail treating subjects with hTERT delivered via transduction using AAV. The goal is to extend the telomeres to prevent, delay, or even reverse the development of the pathology of AD. It is expected to have a direct consequence on cognitive function and quality of life in patients with neurodegenerative diseases, such as AD.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Alzheimer Disease||Drug: AAV-hTERT||Phase 1|
Patients diagnosed with AD who meet with the inclusion - exclusion criteria, will be treated with a single dose of LGT delivered intravenously (IV) and intrathecally (IT).
Baseline will be performed within 8 weeks of beginning the treatment regimen. The treatment regimen will begin with IV delivery of AAV-hTERT, defined as "Day 0." Safety and efficacy analyses will be conducted at Weeks 1, 4, 13, 26, 39, and 52 post-treatment.
Primary: Safety and Tolerability
1. Investigate the safety and tolerability of AAV-hTERT by IV and IT administration.
Secondary: Provisional Efficacy
- Investigate LGT's ability to deliver hTERT to human cells and lengthen telomeres.
- Investigate the effects of lengthening telomeres on AD.
- Investigate other benefits provided by lengthening telomeres.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||5 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Safety and Tolerability of Libella Gene Therapy (LGT) for Alzheimer's Disease: AAV- hTERT|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 10, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2021|
Experimental: subjects treated with LGT
subjects will be treated with a single dose of LGT (AAV-hTERT)
subjects will receive a single LGT (AAV-hTERT) treatment via IV and IT administration
Other Name: LGT
- Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Incidence of serious adverse events and adverse events throughout the study
- hTERT expression and telomerase activity [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Change from baseline of the telomere length
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04133454
|Contact: Jeff Mathis, PhD||1 785 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Osvaldo Martinez-Clark||1 786 email@example.com|
|IPS Arcasalud SAS||Recruiting|
|Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca, Colombia, 250251|
|Contact: Wiston Pernet, MD 57 3006840951 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Jorge Ulloa, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Jorge Ulloa, MD||IPS Arcaslud SAS|