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Alleviation of Cedar Pollen Induced Allergic Symptoms by Orally Taken Superfine Beta-1,3-Glucan

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00276445
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : January 13, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 7, 2006
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Information provided by:
Meiji University of Oriental Medicine

Brief Summary:
Intravenous- injection of beta-1,3-glucan in human is known to induce T helper type 1 response, while oral uptake did not. It was examined whether superfine dispersed beta-1,3-glucan (SDG) contrived to absorbed by intestinal mucosa would alleviate allergic symptoms by per-oral ingestion

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug: beta-1,3-glucan Phase 4

Detailed Description:
Beta-1,3-glucan made from Japanese mushroom is commercially available for healthy foodstuffs. Allergy patients were orally administrated either SDG (n=30) or non-dispersed beta-1,3-glucan (NDG, n=30) and allergic symptoms were assessed clinically, by the double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Alleviation of Cedar Pollen Induced Allergic Symptoms by Orally Taken Superfine Beta-1,3-Glucan - A Double-Blind Randomized Study
Study Start Date : January 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Symptoms were assessed clinically by score on a allergic symptom rating scale.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total IgE and allergen specific IgE were measured.
  2. The binding capacity of beta-1,3-glucan to peripheral CD14+ cells were assessed.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • history of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis with or without rhinitis in spring (Japanese cedar pollen season) every year
  • positive allergen specific IgE (> 30 IU/ml) or positive skin prick test result (wheal diameter > 3mm) to Japanese cedar, Orchard Grass pollen, or house dust-mite extract

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who had undergone immunotherapy in the previous 5 years
  • a history of other immunological or medically relevant diseases

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00276445


Locations
Japan
Meiji University of Oriental Medicine
Kyoto, Japan, 629-0392
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meiji University of Oriental Medicine
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jun Yamada, M.D. Ph.D. Meiji University of Oriental Medicine
Study Director: Junji Hamuro, Ph.D. Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Study Chair: Shigeru Kinoshita, M.D. Ph.D. Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00276445     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15-58-2
Japanese Minis. Edu. 17791261
First Posted: January 13, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 7, 2006
Last Verified: January 2004

Keywords provided by Meiji University of Oriental Medicine:
allergy
Allergy conjunctivitis
beta-1-3glucan
Th1/Th2

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis, Allergic
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Beta-1,3-glucan
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs