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Clinical Study of TUTI-16 in Asymptomatic HIV-1 Infected Subjects (THYMON-08001)

This study has been completed.
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First received: February 13, 2009
Last updated: February 17, 2011
Last verified: February 2011

This protocol represents the first in human study of TUTI-16, and is being conducted to establish the safety and human immunogenicity (anti-HIV-1 Tat titers) of subcutaneously administered TUTI-16. Activity of TUTI-16 will also be determined in minimizing HIV-1 viral loads and sustaining CD4+ T-cell levels.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Other: Placebo
Biological: TUTI-16 (0.03mg)
Biological: TUTI-16 (0.1mg)
Biological: TUTI-16 (0.6mg)
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/IIA Clinical Study of TUTI-16 in Asymptomatic HIV-1 Infected Subjects

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HIV Viral Load [ Time Frame: baseline and 20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Change in HIV viral load from baseline

  • CD4+ T-cell Count [ Time Frame: baseline and 20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Change in CD4+ T-cell count from baseline

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determination of Anti-Tat Antibodies [ Time Frame: baseline and 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determination of change in anti-Tat antibody level

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Placebo
Subcutaneous injection on Day 0, Day 28, and Day 84
Experimental: TUTI-16 0.03 mg
Subcutaneous injection on Day 0, Day 28, and Day 84
Biological: TUTI-16 (0.03mg)
Subcutaneous injection on Day 0, Day 28, and Day 84
Experimental: TUTI-16 0.1 mg
Subcutaneous injection on Day 0, Day 28, and Day 84
Biological: TUTI-16 (0.1mg)
Subcutaneous injection on Day 0, Day 28, and Day 84
Experimental: TUTI-16 0.6 mg
Subcutaneous injection on Day 0, Day 28, and Day 84
Biological: TUTI-16 (0.6mg)
Subcutaneous injection on Day 0, Day 28, and Day 84

Detailed Description:

HIV-1 Tat protein, a virally encoded toxin, is secreted by HIV-1 infected cells and acts on uninfected cells, rendering them permissive for HIV-1 replication. HIV-1 Tat enhances chronic viral replication and induces immune suppression. Antibodies to Tat inhibit this Tat-mediated transcellular activation in vitro and minimize chronic plasma viremia. HIV-1 Tat activities can be blocked in vitro and in vivo by anti-Tat antibodies.

The Thymon Universal Tat Immunogen (TUTI-16) is a fully synthetic, self-adjuvanting lipopeptide vaccine that is water soluble and administered by subcutaneous injection. In preclinical studies, a priming dose and a three week boost in rats induced a high titer antibody response to the eight known distinct epitope variants of HIV-1 Tat protein. These antibodies block the function of the HIV-1 Tat protein (toxin), which is essential to the maintenance of chronic HIV-1 viremia. Therefore, TUTI-16 has potential as a therapeutic vaccine for HIV-1 in humans.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and Females
  • Age ≥18 and ≤50 years at Screening
  • HIV-1 seropositive
  • asymptomatic and in generally good health
  • no prior anti-retroviral therapy within 6 months of screening
  • viral load ≥ 3,000 ≤ 100,000 HIV-1 RNA copies/mL
  • CD4+ T-cell count ≥ 400/mm3.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant/nursing females
  • positive for HBV or HCV
  • acute Herpetic event
  • any clinically significant out-of range laboratory value
  • subject is unable or unwilling to discontinue during the study
  • participation in another investigational drug/vaccine study within 30 days preceding the first injection of investigational agent in this study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00848211

United States, California
Conant Medical Clinical Research
San Francisco, California, United States, 94114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Thymon, LLC
Principal Investigator: Marcus A Conant, MD Conant Medical Clinical Research
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Gideon Goldstein, MD, PhD, THYMON, LLC Identifier: NCT00848211     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: THYMON-08001
Study First Received: February 13, 2009
Results First Received: June 12, 2010
Last Updated: February 17, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Thymon, LLC:
Treatment Naive

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Lentivirus Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Slow Virus Diseases
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