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dnaJ Peptide for Relieving Rheumatoid Arthritis

Launched by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SKIN DISEASES (NIAMS) · Jan 21, 2000

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Trial Information

Current as of March 02, 2024

Completed

Keywords

Ra Immune Modulation Oral Tolerance Peptide Dna J

Description

Immune modulation is a promising new approach for the treatment of RA. Studies have shown that immune cells in the joints of people in the early stages of RA react strongly against dnaJ peptides from bacteria. These immune cells may also cross-react with human dnaJ peptides in the joints to cause inflammation. dnaJ may help RA by "re-educating" the immune system and dampening the abnormal inflammatory immune response in RA. This study will last 7 months. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either dnaJ or placebo by mouth. At screening, participants will have medical history, ...

Gender

All

Eligibility criteria

  • Inclusion Criteria:
  • Active rheumatoid arthritis as defined by the revised American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1987 criteria. Evidence of active disease will be based on at least six swollen or nine tender joints.
  • Diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis of less than 5 years
  • Reactivity to dnaJ
  • Agree to use acceptable methods of contraception
  • Able to understand and sign informed consent
  • Exclusion Criteria:
  • Patients taking more 7.5 mg of prednisone or disease modifying agents other than hydrochloroquine or sulfasalazine (i.e., gold, penicillamine, azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, cyclosporine, or anti-TNF agents)
  • Serum creatinine greater than 1.5 mg/dl
  • SGOT less than SGPT
  • Alkaline phosphatase greater than 2 times age/sex adjusted normal values
  • Hematocrit of less than 30
  • Platelets less than 130,000
  • History of lymphoma
  • Any active malignancy or cancer requiring treatment in the last 5 years, except for nonmelanoma skin cancers and carcinoma of the cervix in situ
  • Medical or psychiatric condition or active serious infection
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

Attachments

readout_NCT00000435_2024-03-02.pdf

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NCT00000435_study_protocol.pdf

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About company

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Contacts

JC

Jennifer Cobb

Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Locations

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Palo Alto, California, United States

Tucson, Arizona, United States

Orange, California, United States

Denver, Colorado, United States

Sayre, Pennsylvania, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

People applied

Timeline

First submit

Trial launched

Trial updated

Estimated completion

time points 112, 140 and 168 of the 6-month trial

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20 September 2023

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