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Tacrolimus (FK506) Study in Moderate to Severe Refractory Ulcerative Colitis Patients

2014-08-27 03:43:43 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study consists of a 2-week placebo-controlled double-blind inter-group efficacy study in moderate to severe refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) patients followed by a maximum of 12-week open-label efficacy and safety study in responders.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Ulcerative Colitis

Intervention

tacrolimus, Placebo

Location

Chubu region
Japan

Status

Completed

Source

Astellas Pharma Inc

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:43:43-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A 12-KDa tacrolimus binding protein that is found associated with and may modulate the function of calcium release channels. It is a peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase which is inhibited by both tacrolimus (commonly called FK506) and SIROLIMUS.

Chronic, non-specific inflammation of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. Etiology may be genetic or environmental. This term includes CROHN DISEASE and ULCERATIVE COLITIS.

Inflammation of the COLON that is predominantly confined to the MUCOSA. Its major symptoms include DIARRHEA, rectal BLEEDING, the passage of MUCUS, and ABDOMINAL PAIN.

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