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Effect of Genetic Variation in the Transporter OCT2, MATE1 and MATE2-K on the PKPD of Metformin (#6112)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01681680
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco

Brief Summary:
The current study is part of a large multi-investigator grant to look at the pharmacogenetics of a number of membrane transporters. The investigators will study individuals with particular genotypes of the human organic cation transporter, (hOCT2), and the multidrug and toxin extrusion transporters, MATE1, MATE2-K to test the hypothesis that genetic variation in hOCT2, hMATEE1 and hMATE2-K are associated with variation in the pharmacokinetics and/or pharmacodynamics of the antidiabetic agent, metformin.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Drug: Metformin Phase 1

Detailed Description:
In the proposed study, a genotype to phenotype strategy is employed to study the role of the transporters, OCT2, MATE1, and MATE2-K and related variants in response and disposition to a known substrate, metformin. Recently, one polymorphic variant in MATE1 (PMT4302, g.-66T>C) showed decreased promoter activity by 40-45% (p<0.01), and one MATE2-K variant (PMT5597, g.-130G>A) showed increased promoter activity by 30% (p<0.05), compared to the reference. Both are the most common promoter variants in each gene (the frequencies of PMT4302: 32.1% and 23.1% in Caucasian and Asian; PMT5597: 26.2% and 48.5% in Caucasian and Asian) (unpublished data, Giacomini group). Specifically, the investigators will measure renal clearance of metformin, and plasma glucose and insulin levels, in healthy Caucasian and Asian subjects who carry either the reference or variant alleles in order to evaluate the effects of these variants on metformin disposition and response.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 41 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Effect of Genetic Variation in the Transporter OCT2, MATE1 and MATE2-K on the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Metformin
Study Start Date : October 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Subjects will be given an oral dose of metformin once per day for two days.
Drug: Metformin
Subjects will be given an oral dose of metformin once per day for two days.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Renal clearance of Metformin based on genotypes [ Time Frame: Study day procedures 48 hours ]
    Renal clearance of Metformin of study participants using reference genotype for transporters of OCT2, MATE1, and MATE2-K. In addition, Cmax for plasma glucose will be analyzed for all study participants.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects self-identify racial background, identify themselves, parents and four grandparents as Caucasian and or Chinese.
  • Subject status is healthy volunteer from the SOPHIE cohort
  • Subjects over 18 years old
  • Subjects who are healthy on the basis of medical history, physical examinations and laboratory tests if healthy volunteer from SOPHIE
  • Subjects who agree with the written informed consent to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18 years old
  • Pregnant or lactating woman (female subjects will have a urine pregnancy test at the Day 1 visit)
  • They report a prior history of any allergic reaction to metformin
  • Has a risk of congestive heart failure requiring pharmacologic treatment (medical history)
  • Has a prior history of renal* or hepatic dysfunction (renal and hepatic function will be evaluated based on screening blood tests conducted prior to study enrollment)
  • Anemic (screening lab values, hemoglobin <10 g)
  • Taking a medication that could confound study results (such as known substrates or inhibitors of OCT2, MATE1 and MATE2-K such as cimetidine)
  • Subjects are undergoing radiologic studies involving intravascular administration of iodinated contrast materials, because use of such products may result in acute alteration of renal function
  • They do not consent to participate in the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01681680

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
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Principal Investigator: Kathleen M Giacomini, PhD University of California, San Francisco
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Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco Identifier: NCT01681680    
Other Study ID Numbers: 6112
First Posted: September 10, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs