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OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the safety and feasibility of treating mucopolysaccharidosis II (mild Hunter syndrome) by lymphocyte gene therapy.
II. Determine the levels of iduronate-2-sulfatase enzyme in these patients attained by infusing increasing doses of lymphocytes transduced with a retroviral vector designed for insertion and expression of this iduronate-2-sulfatase gene (L2SN).
III. Determine the duration of survival of these transduced cells in these patients.
IV. Determine whether monthly infusion of L2SN-transduced lymphocytes accomplishes metabolic correction (as measured by glycosaminoglycan excretion), decrease in liver or spleen volume, any therapeutic effect upon cardiac and pulmonary dysfunction, or any other effects from treatment.
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Peripheral blood lymphocytes are harvested from patient by apheresis, stimulated to initiate the growth of T-lymphocytes, transduced with retrovirus L2SN containing iduronate-2-sulfatase, and reinfused into the patient.
Patients receive 12 monthly infusions of these retroviral-mediated gene transduced lymphocytes with the first three infusions in a dose escalation format.
Patients are monitored for at least 2 hours after completion of each infusion. Patients are followed at 1 year after treatment, and then until death.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
lymphocyte gene therapy
University of Minnesota Medical School
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:14-0400
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