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Clinical Trial of SB-509 in Subjects With Diabetic Neuropathy

2014-08-27 03:15:30 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the clinical effects of the investigational drug, SB-509, in subjects with diabetic neuropathy.

Description

SB-509 contains the gene (DNA—a kind of biological "blueprint") for a protein. When a researcher injects SB-509 into your legs, the drug enters the muscle and nerve cells around the injection site and causes these cells to make a protein. This protein causes your cells to increase production of another protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which may improve the structure and function of nerves. In addition, there are changes in the levels of additional proteins in your cells. These proteins function to promote the growth of cells, are structures in cells, help synthesize products, and affect immune cells, and some have unknown functions. This increase in your own VEGF proteins may protect and repair the damaged nerves caused by diabetic neuropathy.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1

Intervention

SB-509, Saline

Location

Phoenix
Arizona
United States

Status

Recruiting

Source

Sangamo Biosciences

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:30-0400

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A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.

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