This site became the new on June 19th. Learn more.
Show more Menu IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more... Menu IMPORTANT: Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more... Menu
Give us feedback
Trial record 9 of 20 for:    celiac | Recruiting, Not yet recruiting, Available Studies | United States

Simvastatin Metabolism as a Test for CD Activity (IRB 15-007568]

This study is currently recruiting participants.
See Contacts and Locations
Verified January 2017 by Joseph A. Murray, M.D., Mayo Clinic
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joseph A. Murray, M.D., Mayo Clinic Identifier:
First received: October 3, 2016
Last updated: January 3, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
To study the correlation between simvastatin metabolism by the enterocyte and the histologic state of the intestine in treated celiac disease.

Condition Intervention
Celiac Disease Drug: Simvastatin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Simvastatin Metabolism as a Test for Celiac Disease Activity

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Joseph A. Murray, M.D., Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Compare simvastatin metabolism with intestinal biopsies [ Time Frame: Within one month of visit ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Villous height and crypt depth [ Time Frame: Within 1 month of visit ]
    As measured in intestinal biopsies

  • Dietary interview [ Time Frame: At initial visit ]
    To determine whether the patient is strictly adherent, mostly adherent or non-adherent to a gluten-free diet

  • Urinalysis [ Time Frame: Prior to administration of simvastatin and at the 3-hour mark ]
    Looking for traces of gluten peptides

  • Serologic testing [ Time Frame: Prior to administration of simvastatin ]
    tTG IgA titer level determination

  • DNA sampling [ Time Frame: Prior to administration of simvastatin ]
    Genetic testing associated with celiac disease (DQ2 and DQ8)

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Simvastatin
Simvastatin tablet, 20 mg, one time by mouth
Drug: Simvastatin
20 mg Simvastatin given, Blood draw, Urine collection, Celiac serology testing, DNA sampling, Dietary review
Other Name: Zocor

Detailed Description:
A cross sectional design incorporating subjects with active celiac disease and healed celiac disease (based on clinically-obtained biopsies); and healthy individuals.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Gluten-free diet for at least 1 year
  2. Clinical endoscopy within the past month
  3. Biopsies must show no villous atrophy or villous blunting
  4. Villous height to crypt depth (VHCD) ratio measurement should be 2.5:1 or greater

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. 1st degree relative with Celiac Disease
  2. Positive tTG IgA, already on simvastatin or statin agent
  3. Unable to stop non-steroidal or anti-inflammatory drugs
  4. Prior history of GI surgery other than appendectomy or cholecystectomy
  5. Taking drugs know to inhibit or activate CYP3A4
  6. Unable to avoid food known to inhibit CYP3A4
  7. History of a reaction to statin drugs in the past
  8. Pregnant or nursing women
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT03011931

Contact: Chad Hinson 507-266-0237
Contact: Carol Van Dyke 207-266-7842

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic in Rochester Recruiting
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Contact: Carol Van Dyke    507-266-7842   
Contact: Chad Hinson    507-266-0237   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Joseph A Murray, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Joseph A. Murray, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT03011931     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15-007568
Study First Received: October 3, 2016
Last Updated: January 3, 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Celiac Disease
Malabsorption Syndromes
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors processed this record on August 18, 2017