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A Study of the Safety, Tolerance and Assessment of HE3286 on Insulin Sensitivity and Hepatic Glucose Production

2014-07-23 21:12:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and tolerance of 20 mg (10 mg BID) of HE3286 when administered orally over 28 days to obese insulin-resistant adult subjects and, to assess the activity of HE3286 on insulin sensitivity and hepatic glucose production in obese insulin-resistant adult subjects.

Description

Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing a new class of therapeutics for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The investigational drug, HE3286, is a synthetic analog of a naturally occurring hormone with a potentially new mechanism of action that may improve the current therapeutic options available to a T2DM patient.

The glucose clamp is the gold standard for measurement of insulin sensitivity. Given the observed activity of HE3286 in reducing insulin resistance in both impaired glucose intolerant subjects and type 2 diabetic patients, it is necessary to evaluate the physiological site of action (i.e. liver vs. skeletal muscle) of HE3286 in order to further understand the mechanism of action and to design future clinical trials.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Insulin Resistance

Intervention

HE3286

Location

Clinical Site
Baton Rouge
Louisiana
United States
70808

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Harbor BioSciences, Inc

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:12:34-0400

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