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We want to see if Zavesca (or miglustat) is safe and can be tolerated by patients with acute infantile onset GM2 gangliosidosis - classical Tay-Sachs and infantile onset Sandhoff disease. We know that miglustat inhibits the formation of GM2 ganglioside, the compound that is stored in the brains of children with Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease. Since it inhibits the synthesis of ganglioside, miglustat may be able to reduce or delay the onset of clinical symptoms.
The primary objective of the study is to investigate the pharmacokinetics of ZAVESCA® (miglustat, OGT918), when given as a single dose and at steady state, in infantile patients with GM2 gangliosidosis. The secondary objectives are to evaluate the tolerability and safety of single and multiple doses of miglustat and to monitor disease progression using physical and developmental assessments and disease-specific biomarkers.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Children's National Medical Center
District of Columbia
Children's Research Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:17:49-0400
The purpose of the study is to investigate the pharmacokinetics of Zavesca (miglustat, OGT918) when given as single and multiple doses in juvenile patients with GM2 gangliosidosis.
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A group of autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorders marked by the accumulation of GANGLIOSIDES. They are caused by impaired enzymes or defective cofactors required for normal ganglioside degradation in the LYSOSOMES. Gangliosidoses are classified by the specific ganglioside accumulated in the defective degradation pathway.
A glycosphingolipid that accumulates due to a deficiency of hexosaminidase A or B (BETA-N-ACETYLHEXOSAMINIDASES), or GM2 activator protein, resulting in GANGLIOSIDOSES, heredity metabolic disorders that include TAY-SACHS DISEASE and SANDHOFF DISEASE.
A group of recessively inherited diseases characterized by the intralysosomal accumulation of G(M2) GANGLIOSIDE in the neuronal cells. Subtypes include mutations of enzymes in the BETA-N-ACETYLHEXOSAMINIDASES system or G(M2) ACTIVATOR PROTEIN leading to disruption of normal degradation of GANGLIOSIDES, a subclass of ACIDIC GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS.
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