Low-dose IL-2( Interleukin-2) Treatment in SLE
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||systemic lupus erythematosus|
|Sponsor||Peking University People's Hospital|
|Start date||August 2013|
|End date||November 2014|
|Trial size||40 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02084238, 2014-03|
This clinical study will test the efficacy and safety of low dose IL-2 treatment in Systemic lupus erythematosus.
|Endpoint classification||safety/efficacy study|
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
Number of Participants Who Were SLE Responders (SRI)
time frame: week 2，week 4，week 6，week 8，week 10
time frame: week 0 and week 10
The Immunologic Impact of Low Dose IL-2 Treatment in SLE Patients
time frame: week 0 and week 10
SELENA SLEDAI Score
time frame: week 0, week 10
Number of Relapses
time frame: 24 weeks
time frame: up to Day 180
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 65 years old.
- Meet the American College of Rheumatology criteria for the diagnosis of SLE.
- Under standard treatment (≥ 2 months) at the time of inclusion
- Background treatment failed to control flares or to permit prednisone tapering
- With at least one of the following manifestations: thrombocytopenia, disease-associated rash, mouth ulcer, non-infectious type of fever, active vasculitis, renal disorder(proteinuria>0.5g/day), neuropsychiatric SLE.
- Positive for at least one of the following laboratory tests: ANA>1:160, anti-dsDNA, immunoglobulin>20g/L, decreased C3 or C4, leukopenia<3×10^9/L, thrombocytopenia<100×10^9/L;
- SLE disease activity index(SLEDAI) ≥ 8.
- Negative HIV test.
- Negative for hepatitis B and C virus.
- Written informed consent form.
- Sever chronic liver, kidney, lung or heart dysfunction; (heart failure (≥ grade III NYHA), hepatic insufficiency (transaminases> 3N) )
- Serious infection such as bacteremia, sepsis;
- Cancer or history of cancer cured for less than five years (except in situ carcinoma of the cervix or Basocellular carcinoma);
- High-dose steroid pulse therapy (>1.5mg/kg) or IV bolus of corticosteroids in the last 2 months.
- History of administration of rituximab or other biologics;
- Purified protein derivative (tuberculin) >10mm
- Mental disorder or any other chronic illness or drug-abuse that could interfere with the ability to comply with the protocol or to give information;
- Inability to comply with IL-2 treatment regimen.
|Official title||Safety and Efficiency Study of Low-dose IL-2 Treatment in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus|
|Principal investigator||Zhanguo Li, MD and PhD|
|Description||Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune syndrome affecting various organs. While available therapies, such as corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents have improved the outcome of patients, there remains a significant unmet need for safe and more effective treatments. Dysfunction of regulatory T (Treg) cells has been detected in diverse autoimmune diseases, which can be promoted by interleukin-2 (IL-2). We hypothesized that low-dose IL-2 could be a novel therapy in active SLE patients. This is a single center, uncontrolled, open-label study to assess the efficacy/safety of low dose IL-2 plus standard therapy in active SLE. Methods: Each SLE patients (n=40) with Scores>=8 on the Safety of Estrogens in Lupus Erythematosus National Assessment (AELENA) version of the SLE Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI) that was refractory or relaps to glucocorticoid therapy received low-dose IL-2 (1 million units every other day subcutaneously (HrIL-2 1X 106, ip, Qod) for a period of 14 days. After a 14-day rest, another cycle started) for 3-6 cycles according to the situation of the disease. The end points were safety and clinical and immunologic response. Expected Results: This trail will define low-dose IL-2 plus standard therapy is efficacy and safety with active lupus patients, which could be relevant to the amelioration the abnormity of T help cells in SLE patients.|
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