EPI-743 for Metabolism or Mitochondrial Disorders
|The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.|
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01642056|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 17, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2018
- Mitochondria are the parts of cells that help produce energy. Metabolism is the process by which the body uses energy to help cells grow and reproduce. Metabolic and mitochondrial disorders affect the body s ability to produce and store energy. These disorders can cause a wide variety of problems, but most often they affect the muscles and the brain, where energy requirements are high. Treatment is difficult because the exact source of the problem is hard to detect.
- EPI-743 is a new drug that is based on vitamin E. Tests have shown that it can help improve the function of cells with mitochondrial problems. It may be able to treat people with genetic disorders that affect metabolism and mitochondria.
- To see if EPI-743 can improve energy production and use in people with mitochondrial or metabolic disorders.
- Children between 2 and 11 years of age who have metabolic or mitochondrial problems.
- Participants will be screened with a physical exam and medical history. Blood and urine samples will be collected.
- The study will last about 13 months. Participants will have seven 3- to 5-day inpatient study visits about 3 months apart.
- Participants will take either EPI-743 or a placebo for the first 6 months of the study. After 6 months, there will be a 1-month rest period. Then, those who received EPI-743 in the first 6 months will take the placebo for the next 6 months. Those who had the placebo will take EPI-743.
- During each inpatient study visit, participants will have a physical exam. A 24-hour urine collection will be obtained. Blood samples will also be taken. Imaging studies and other tests may be performed as directed by the study researchers.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Mitochondrial Disease Neurology Myoptahy||Drug: EPI-743 Other: Placebo||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||Therapeutic Trial of EPI -743 In Patients With Disorders of Energy Utilization or Oxidation-Reduction|
|Study Start Date :||September 1, 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 1, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 1, 2021|
|Placebo Comparator: Arm 1||
|Experimental: Arm 2||
This medication is used to treat disorders of energy metabolism such as mitochondrial diseases. It does not correct the inherited disorder of energy metabolism or mitochondrial diseases. EPI-743 is structurally related to Vitamin E and can be broadly classified as an antioxidant.
- Newcastle Paediatric Mitochondrial Disease Scale [ Time Frame: Every 6 months ]Newcastle Paediatric Mitochondrial Disease Scale
- Various bichemcial and clinical measures [ Time Frame: every 3 months ]
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): NCT01642056
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||William A Gahl, M.D.||National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)|