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Friedreich's Ataxia clinical trials at UCLA

6 in progress, 2 open to eligible people

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  • Gene Therapy for Cardiomyopathy Associated With Friedreich's Ataxia

    open to eligible people ages 18-50

    This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, dose-ascending, multicenter study of the safety and efficacy of LX2006 for participants who have Friedreich's Ataxia with evidence of cardiomyopathy. The study will evaluate up to three doses of single administration of LX2006 (AAVrh.10hFXN), an adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy designed to intravenously deliver the human frataxin (hFXN) gene to cardiac cells over a 52-week period. Long-term safety and efficacy will be evaluated for an additional 4-years for a total of 5-years post LX2006 treatment.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Friedreich Ataxia Global Clinical Consortium UNIFIED Natural History Study

    open to all eligible people

    This project is a global, multicenter, prospective, longitudinal, observational natural history study that can be used to understand the disease progression and support the development of safe and effective drugs and biological products for Friedreich ataxia.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Vatiquinone in Participants With Friedreich Ataxia

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The primary objective of this study is to assess the long-term safety of vatiquinone in participants with Friedreich ataxia (FA) previously exposed to vatiquinone.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • RTA 408 Capsules in Patients With Friedreich's Ataxia - MOXIe

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Friedreich's ataxia is an autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia caused by triplet-repeat expansions. The causative mutation is a trinucleotide (GAA) repeat expansion in the first intron of the frataxin gene, leading to impaired transcription of frataxin. The pathological consequences of frataxin deficiency include a severe disruption of iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis, mitochondrial iron overload coupled to cellular iron dysregulation, and an increased sensitivity to oxidative stress. A hallmark of Friedreich's ataxia is impairment of antioxidative defense mechanisms, which play a major role in disease progression. Studies have demonstrated that nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling is grossly impaired in patients with Friedreich's ataxia. Therefore, the ability of omaveloxolone (RTA 408) to activate Nrf2 and induce antioxidant target genes is hypothesized to be therapeutic in patients with Friedreich's ataxia. This 2-part study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacodynamics of omaveloxolone (RTA 408) in the treatment of patients with Friedreich's ataxia. Part 1: The first part of this study will be a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, dose-escalation study to evaluate the safety of omaveloxolone (RTA 408) at various doses in patients with Friedreich's ataxia. Part 2: The second part of this study is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of omaveloxolone (RTA 408) 150 mg in patients with Friedreich's ataxia. Patients enrolled in Part 2 will be randomized 1:1 to receive omaveloxolone (RTA 408) 150 mg or placebo. Extension: The extension will assess long-term safety and tolerability of omaveloxolone (RTA 408) in qualified patients with Friedreich's ataxia following completion of Part 1 or Part 2. Patients will not be unblinded to study treatment in Part 1 or Part 2 upon entering the extension study. Patients will receive open-label omaveloxolone (RTA 408) at 150 mg once daily.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • FA Clinical Outcome Measures

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This multicenter natural history study aims to expand the network of clinical research centers in FA, and to provide a framework for facilitating therapeutic interventions. In addition, this study will lead to the development of valid yet sensitive clinical measures crucial to outcome assessment of patients with Friedreich's Ataxia. This study will support genetic modifier studies, biomarker studies, and frataxin protein level assessments by building a sample repository.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Instrumented Data Exchange for Ataxia Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This research study is testing body-worn sensors to measure movement during simple tests of coordination, in order to evaluate the progression and severity of ataxia.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for Friedreich's Ataxia research studies include .

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