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Study of TD101, a Small Interfering RNA (siRNA) Designed for Treatment of Pachyonychia Congenita

Information source: Pachyonychia Congenita Project
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Condition(s) targeted: Pachyonychia Congenita

Intervention: TD101 (Drug); Normal saline (placebo) (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Pachyonychia Congenita Project

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Sancy A Leachman, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: PC Project


Pachyonychia congenita (PC) is a rare, autosomal dominant keratin disorder affecting the nails, skin, oral mucosae, larynx, hair and teeth. Pathogenic mutations in keratin K6a, K6b, K16 or K17 act via a dominant negative mechanism, leading to manifestations of the disease. The most disabling PC symptom is a painful plantar blistering and keratoderma that requires use of ambulation devices in more than 50 percent of patients. Despite our understanding of the molecular basis of PC, current treatment is limited to mechanical removal of the thick calluses, non-specific topical keratolytics, and oral retinoids, none of which alleviates blistering or plantar pain satisfactorily. A public charity, PC Project, has been founded to support the development of treatments for PC (www. pachyonychia. org). In collaboration with this charity, a small company, TransDerm, Inc., has developed a small interfering RNA (siRNA) that specifically targets a mutation in one of the PC keratins, K6a. As this siRNA targets a single nucleotide mutation, it will only be effective against PC subjects harboring this specific mutation. There are currently only six known patients who carry this mutation in the International Pachyonychia Congenita Research Registry, but three of these patients live in Salt Lake City (a mother and two of her children). We propose to perform a Phase Ib clinical trial to test the safety and tolerability of TD101 in PC patients carrying an N171K mutation. We will complete treatment of the adult patient prior to recruitment of the minors.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Single-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Rising Dose to Tolerance and Safety Study of TD101, an siRNA Designed for Treatment of Pachyonychia Congenita

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

Primary outcome: Determine safety/toxicity of TD101

Secondary outcome: Determine efficacy of TD101


Minimum age: 10 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- A positive genetic identification of the N171K mutation in the keratin 6a gene from a

CLIA certified laboratory;

- Witnessed, signed informed consent approved by Institutional Review Board/Ethics


- A signed Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) authorization

form which permits the use and disclosure of patient's individually identifiable health information for those enrolled in the United States of America;

- Male or female subjects of any race 10 years of age and older;

- Complete physical examination and medical history indicating no abnormalities that

will interfere with study objectives;

- Normal or not clinically significant baseline laboratory tests, including hemogram,

ANA, serum chemistry panel, urinalysis, C3a, Bb, and APTT,PT;

- Negative pregnancy test (females only).

Exclusion Criteria:

- Females of childbearing potential not using a highly effective method of birth

control (e. g. implants, injectables, combined oral contraceptives, some intrauterine contraceptive devices) during the study;

- Diabetes mellitus requiring treatment other than diet and exercise;

- Treatment of any type for cancer within the last six months;

- History of any significant internal disease;

- Subjects who are known to be allergic to any of the test product(s) or any components

in the test product(s) or history of hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to any of the study preparations;

- History of street drug or alcohol abuse;

- Any patient not able to meet the study attendance requirements;

- Subjects who have participated in any other trial of an investigational drug or

device within 60 days prior to enrollment or participation in a research study concurrent with this study.

Locations and Contacts

Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: January 2008
Last updated: November 18, 2008

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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