A Phase 2b, Dose-Ranging, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of GS-6624, a Monoclonal Antibody Against Lysyl Oxidase-Like 2 (LOXL2), in Subjects With Compensated Cirrhosis Secondary to Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Location:

Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz.

Trial status:

Open for Enrollment

Why is this study being done?

This study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of simtuzumab (GS-6624) in adults with compensated cirrhosis due to Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). It will consist of 2 phases: - Randomized Double-Blind Phase - Open Label Phase (optional)

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Adult subjects (aged 18-65) with cirrhosis of the liver defined as an Ishak fibrosis stage ≥ 5 - Liver biopsy consistent with NASH or cryptogenic cirrhosis - Exclusion of other causes of liver disease including viral hepatitis and alcoholic liver disease - Must have aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 10 x the upper limit of the normal range (ULN) - Must have serum creatinine < 2.0 mg/dL - A negative serum pregnancy test is required for female subjects of childbearing potential - All sexually active female subjects of childbearing potential must agree to use a protocol recommended method of contraception during heterosexual intercourse throughout the study and for 90 days following the last dose of study medication - Lactating females must agree to discontinue nursing before starting study treatment - Male subjects, if not vasectomized, are required to use barrier contraception (condom plus spermicide) during heterosexual intercourse from the screening through the study completion and for 90 days following the last dose of study drug Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant or breast feeding - Any history of hepatic decompensation including ascites, hepatic encephalopathy or variceal bleeding - Weight reduction surgery in the past 5 years - Positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA - Positive for HBsAg - Alcohol consumption greater than 21oz/week for males or 14oz/week for females - Positive urine screen for amphetamines, cocaine or opiates (i.e. heroin, morphine) at screening. Subjects on stable methadone or buprenorphine maintenance treatment for at least 6 months prior to screening may be included in the study. Subjects with a positive urine drug screen due to prescription opioid-based medication are eligible if the prescription and diagnosis are reviewed and approved by the investigator - Clinically significant cardiac disease - History of malignancy, other than non-melanomatous skin cancer, within 5 years prior to screening - Major surgical procedure within 30 days prior to screening or the presence of an open wound - Known hypersensitivity to the investigation product or any of its formulation excipients - History of bleeding diathesis within 6 months of screening - Unavailable for follow-up assessment or concern for subject's compliance with the protocol procedures; - Participation in an investigational trial of a drug or device within 30 days prior to screening

Last updated:

6/24/2014

NCT ID:

NCT01672879

IRB Number:

12-009482