In Vivo Leptin Signaling in Humans After Acute Leptin Administration

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01275053
First received: January 10, 2011
Last updated: February 18, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to help us to better understand how leptin regulates blood sugar levels. Leptin is a recently discovered hormone, which is made in fat cells. Leptin is secreted by fat and acts as a signal to the brain to decrease appetite and influences how the body regulates blood sugar levels. A synthetic form of leptin (A-100), an investigational drug and has not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be administered to participants in this study. The expected duration of your participation is 3 study visits, which will be spread over 3-4 weeks.

This study involves having fat and muscle biopsies after receiving leptin under local anesthesia in the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC), surgical unit, and/or Endocrinology exam room at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lean
Obese
Obese Diabetics
Drug: leptin
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: In Vivo Leptin Signaling in Humans After Acute Leptin Administration

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Further study details as provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Leptin signaling [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Leptin signaling is assessed before and 30 minutes after in vivo metreleptin administration.


Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: July 2002
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Leptin Drug: leptin
0.01mg/kg

Detailed Description:

Screening Visit During this visit, you will have a complete medical history taken and have a physical examination performed by one of the study physicians. You will also have your height and weight measured. You will have a blood drawn (approximately 2 tablespoons)and will have an electrocardiogram (EKG). At the screening visit you will also meet with a dietician who will review your food preferences with you in order to design the meals that you will receive as part of the study.

Study Day #1: You will pick up your meals designed with the dietician. You will be provided with meals for 48 hours prior to your fat biopsy. These meals will be designed by the dietician based upon what you like to eat. You will also have your Resting Metabolic Rate Measured.

Study Day #2: A nurse will will insert two intravenous catheters (IV) into a medium size vein in each of your forearms. You will then have two fat and muscle thigh biopsy. One before and one after leptin is given. You will stay in the hospital for three hours of observation. During this time you will have your Resting Metabolic Rate measured and then you will be provided with a meal.

Study Day #3: Seven to ten days after the biopsy, you will be asked to return to the hospital so that the surgeon can inspect the wound.

Your participation in this study will involve 3 study visits, which will be spread out over 3-4 weeks.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • For this pilot study we propose to enroll men and women, ages 18-65 years, with body mass index (BMI) ranges meeting lean and obese criteria, and less than or equal to 45 kg/m2. Obese diabetics will also be included.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • We will exclude subjects who require special diet prior to biopsy. We will exclude subjects with a history of any illness, other than obesity and diabetes. Subjects taking any medications that are known to influence glucose metabolism such as glucocorticoids will also be excluded. Subjects who have a known history of anaphylaxis or anaphylactoid-like reactions or who have a known hypersensitivity to E. coli-derived proteins or anesthetic agents such as Lidocaine or Novocaine will be excluded from the study. Women who are breast feeding, pregnant, or wanting to become pregnant during the month following the study may not participate in this study. Women participating in this study must use a contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy (birth control pills, hormonal implants, intrauterine device (IUD), diaphragm with intravaginal spermicide, cervical cap, male or female condom). If a woman suspects that she has become pregnant during the study or within one month of completing study, or if she does not use one of the contraceptive methods recommended by the investigator, she will be instructed to notify the study staff immediately. Subjects with a history of bleeding dyscrasia, poor wound healing or any medical condition precluding supine position will be excluded from the study.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01275053

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christos s Mantzoros, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01275053     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002p000097
Study First Received: January 10, 2011
Last Updated: February 18, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:
Leptin
In Vivo
Diabetic
Obese
Lean

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

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