Examining the Effects of CXB722 in Neuroendocrine Stress Response in Healthy Males

2014-08-27 03:25:24 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of CXB722 on neuroendocrine stress response and subjective reports related to mood and stress during and after experimentally induced stress among healthy young males.


Acute stress produces a cascade of physiological and psychological effects, including increased cardiovascular function, increases in circulating levels of stress hormones and neurotransmitter levels, and changes in mood and subjective state. The Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) is a standardized, well-validated procedure that was developed in order to provide a controlled method for exposing subjects to a stressor. The TSST consists of a public speaking and a mental arithmetic test performed in the context of a mock job interview.

A drug that could safely block or mitigate the stress response would have multiple applications in medicine, beyond treating anxiety, because stress is associated with many disease states, including cardiovascular disease. The drug being studied, CXB722, is thought to show promise in diminishing the physiologic and psychological effects of stress.

Study Design

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




CXB722, Placebo


University of South Florida
United States




National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:25:24-0400

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