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A Safety and Tolerability Study of JNJ-54861911 in Participants With Early Alzheimer's Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02260674
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 9, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 3, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE October 6, 2014
First Posted Date  ICMJE October 9, 2014
Last Update Posted Date March 3, 2017
Study Start Date  ICMJE November 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date June 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 25, 2014)
Number of Participants With Adverse Events (AEs) or Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: up to 10 months ]
An AE is any untoward medical occurrence in a participant who received study drug without regard to possibility of causal relationship. An SAE is an AE resulting in any of the following outcomes or deemed significant for any other reason: death; initial or prolonged inpatient hospitalization; lifethreatening experience (immediate risk of dying); persistent or significant disability/incapacity; congenital anomaly.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: October 6, 2014)
Number of Participants With Adverse Events (AEs) or Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: Screening up to follow up phase (7 to 28 days after last dose of JNJ-54861911) ]
An AE is any untoward medical occurrence in a participant who received study drug without regard to possibility of causal relationship. An SAE is an AE resulting in any of the following outcomes or deemed significant for any other reason: death; initial or prolonged inpatient hospitalization; lifethreatening experience (immediate risk of dying); persistent or significant disability/incapacity; congenital anomaly.
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Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: October 6, 2014)
  • Relationship Between Dose and Exposure of JNJ-54861911 With Safety [ Time Frame: Month 1 up to Month 6 ]
    Plasma and, if possible, CSF measurements will be taken to measure the concentration of JNJ-54861911. Population pharmacokinetic modeling (statistical modeling) will be used to derive individual pharmacokinetic parameters (e.g. Cmax, AUCtau, Tmax) in plasma and, if possible, in CSF. Incidence of adverse events and their timing of onset will be examined with regard to these concentrations to assess potential relationships between safety and exposure.
  • Percent Change From Baseline in Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Amyloid Beta (ABeta) (1-37, 1-38, 1-40, 1-42) Levels and Soluble Amyloid Precursor Protein (sAPP) Fragments (sAPP-alpha, sAPP-beta), Total sAPP Levels [ Time Frame: Baseline and Month 6 ]
    The CSF samples will be obtained for measuring levels of different ABeta fragments such as ABeta 1-37, ABeta 1-38, ABeta 1-40, ABeta 1-42. ABeta fragments of different length are produced by cleavage of the APP by beta-secretase (BACE) and the gamma-secretase complex in the brain and excreted into CSF. For participants, who participated previously in study 54861911ALZ1005, the baseline CSF sample taken during that study may be used as baseline in this study.
  • Percent Change From Baseline in Plasma ABeta 1-40 Levels and sAPP Fragments (sAPP-alpha, sAPP-beta), Total sAPP Levels [ Time Frame: Baseline and Month 6 (Day 168) ]
    Plasma samples will be obtained for measuring levels of different ABeta fragments such as ABeta 1-37, ABeta 1-38, ABeta 1-40, ABeta 1-42. ABeta fragments of different length are produced by cleavage of the APP by beta-secretase (BACE) and the gamma-secretase complex in the different peripheral tissues, including white blood cells and can be measured in Plasma.
  • Relationship Between Changes in CSF and Plasma ABeta Species and sAPP Fragments With Safety [ Time Frame: Month 1 up to Month 6 ]
    ABeta species and sAPP fragments in plasma and CSF will be measured. Incidence of adverse events and their timing of onset will be examined with regard to these concentrations to assess potential relationships between safety and changes in the ABeta species and sAPP fragments.
  • Maximum Plasma Concentration (Cmax) of JNJ-54861911 [ Time Frame: Pre-dose on Day 1, post-dose on Day 28, 56, 84, 112, 140 and 168 ]
    The Cmax is the maximum observed plasma concentration.
  • Time to Reach the Maximum Plasma or CSF concentration (Tmax) [ Time Frame: Pre-dose on Day 1, post-dose on Day 28, 56, 84, 112, 140 and 168 ]
    The Tmax is the time to reach the maximum plasma or CSF concentration.
  • Area Under the Plasma/CSF Concentration-time Curve From Time 0 to tau Hours Post Dosing (AUCtau) [ Time Frame: Pre-dose on Day 1, post-dose on Day 28, 56, 84, 112, 140 and 168 ]
    AUCtau is the area under the plasma/CSF concentration-time curve from time 0 to tau hours post dosing. Time tau is the dosing interval.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE A Safety and Tolerability Study of JNJ-54861911 in Participants With Early Alzheimer's Disease
Official Title  ICMJE A Phase 2a Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Multi-center Study Investigating the Safety and Tolerability of JNJ-54861911 in Subjects With Early Alzheimer's Disease
Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of JNJ-54861911 during 6 months of treatment in participants with early (predementia) alzheimer's disease (AD [degenerative disease of the brain characterized by the insidious onset of dementia, impairment of memory, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe apraxias and a global loss of cognitive abilities]).
Detailed Description This is a double-blind (neither the researchers nor the participants know what treatment the participant is receiving), placebo-controlled (an inactive substance; a pretend treatment [with no drug in it] that is compared in a clinical trial with a drug to test if the drug has a real effect), randomized (study drug assigned by chance), multi-center (when more than one hospital or medical school team work on a medical research study), parallel-group study. The study consists of 3 Parts; Screening Phase of 90 days, double-blind Treatment Phase of 6 months and Follow-up Phase of 7 to 28 days following the last dose in Month 6. Eligible participants in the early (predementia) AD spectrum will be randomized to either Treatment group 1, 2 or placebo and participants who previously participated in study 54861911ALZ1005 will be enrolled in this study and will receive the same treatment as in study 54861911ALZ1005. The study duration for each participant will be approximately 10 months. Blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples will be collected to evaluate the plasma pharmacokinetics of JNJ-54861911, as well as amyloid beta fragments. Participants' safety will be monitored throughout the study, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cognitive measures.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Alzheimer's Disease
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: JNJ-54861911, 10 milligram (mg)
    Participants will self-administer JNJ-54861911, two tablets of 5 mg each for a total of 10 mg, orally, once daily, from Day 1 until Month 6 in treatment group 1.
  • Drug: JNJ-54861911, 50 mg
    Participants will self-administer JNJ-54861911, two tablets of 25 mg each for a total of 50 mg, orally, once daily, from Day 1 until Month 6 in treatment group 2.
  • Drug: Placebo
    Placebo matched to JNJ-54861911, orally, once daily, from Day 1 until Month 6 in placebo group.
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Treatment Group 1
    Participants will self-administer JNJ-54861911, two tablets of 5 milligram (mg) each for a total of 10 mg, orally, once daily, from Day 1 until Month 6.
    Intervention: Drug: JNJ-54861911, 10 milligram (mg)
  • Experimental: Treatment Group 2
    Participants will self-administer JNJ-54861911, two tablets of 25 mg each for a total of 50 mg, orally, once daily, from Day 1 until Month 6.
    Intervention: Drug: JNJ-54861911, 50 mg
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    Placebo matched to JNJ-54861911, orally, once daily, from Day 1 until Month 6.
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 18, 2015)
114
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: October 6, 2014)
100
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE June 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date June 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants in the early alzheimer's disease (AD) spectrum must have a global Clinical Dementia Rating Scale( CDR) score of 0 (asymptomatic at risk for AD) to 0.5 prodromal AD (pAD) inclusive
  • Participants must have evidence of amyloid pathology by means of either: a) low Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) ABeta 1-42 levels at screening; b) a positive amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) scan at screening (depending on the site's PET capability) by visual read
  • Participants must have a body mass index between 18 and 35 kilogram per square meter (kg/m^2), inclusive, at screening
  • Participants must be otherwise healthy for their age group or medically stable with or without medication on the basis of physical examination, medical history, vital signs, and 12-lead ECG performed at screening or at baseline. If there are abnormalities, they must be consistent with the underlying illness in the study population and not a potential cause of cognitive impairment, with written concurrence with the sponsor's medical monitor
  • Before randomization, a woman must be not of childbearing potential: postmenopausal (greater than or equal to [>=] 50 years of age with amenorrhea for at least 12 months; permanently sterilized [e.g., tubal occlusion, hysterectomy, bilateral salpingectomy]); or otherwise be incapable of pregnancy. In case of questionable status qualified personal of the sponsor should be consulted to decide on the potential for inclusion of the participant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participant has evidence of any brain disease, other than potential very early signs of AD (e.g. mild hippocampal atrophy) or typical age-related changes (e.g. mild white matter hyperintensity on magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) or any other abnormality (e.g. folic acid/Vitamin B12 deficiency) that could explain a possible cognitive deficit (including, but not limited to vascular encephalopathy or strokes including lacuna's (as imaged by cerebral MRI) and Major Depression (as defined by most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria)
  • Participant has evidence of familial autosomal dominant AD. (Inclusion can be made upon written confirmation by sponsor, when the mutation is known and deemed not to be modulating Beta-secretase [BACE] cleavage)
  • Participant with history or presence of significant depression as defined by the most current DSM criteria
  • Participant has a clinically significant abnormal physical- or neurological examination, vital signs at screening or baseline (Day 1 predose)
  • Participant has a history of or current liver or renal insufficiency; clinically significant cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, hematologic, rheumatologic, psychiatric, or metabolic disturbances (e.g. unstable situation needing monitoring or regular dose adaptations)
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 50 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Belgium,   France,   Germany,   Netherlands,   Spain,   Sweden
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT02260674
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CR105240
54861911ALZ2002 ( Other Identifier: Janssen Research & Development, LLC )
2014-002159-24 ( EudraCT Number )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: Janssen Research & Development, LLC Clinical Trial Janssen Research & Development, LLC
PRS Account Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Verification Date March 2017

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