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Peptide

Angiotensin-(1-7) for Metabolic Effects in High Blood Pressure, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity

Phase 1
Recruiting
Led By Italo Biaggioni, MD
Research Sponsored by Vanderbilt University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be between 18 and 65 years old
Must not have
Inability to give, or withdraw, informed consent
Treatment with serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) or norepinephrine transporter (NET) inhibitors
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up steady-state (time 90 to 120 minutes) during hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp
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Summary

This trial is testing if a drug can improve insulin sensitivity in people with obesity and insulin resistance.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults aged 18-60 with obesity (BMI of 30-40), high blood pressure, and insulin resistance but not diabetes. Participants should not be pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of serious health issues like heart disease or drug abuse. They mustn't be on certain medications like anticoagulants or antidepressants.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study investigates the effects of angiotensin-(1-7) on metabolism in obese individuals with insulin resistance. It involves infusing this peptide to see if it improves insulin sensitivity using a special test called hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp and monitors changes in blood pressure and other related body functions.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
While specific side effects are not listed, potential risks may include reactions at the infusion site, changes in blood pressure, hormonal imbalances, and any unforeseen complications related to the infused peptide.

Eligibility Criteria

Exclusion Criteria

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Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~steady-state (time 90 to 120 minutes) during hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and steady-state (time 90 to 120 minutes) during hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Whole-Body Insulin Sensitivity
Secondary outcome measures
Blood Pressure
Cardiac Output
Heart Rate
+2 more
Other outcome measures
Adipokines
Aldosterone
Angiotensin Peptides
+1 more

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Placebo Group
Group I: Angiotensin-(1-7)Experimental Treatment1 Intervention
Subjects will receive intravenous infusion of three ascending doses of Angiotensin-(1-7). The doses are 4, 8, and 16 ng/kg/min. Each dose will be maintained for 10 minutes. The highest dose of Angiotensin-(1-7) will be maintained for an additional 120 minutes during the hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp, for a total of 150 minutes of infusion.
Group II: SalinePlacebo Group1 Intervention
Subjects will receive an intravenous infusion of saline that is matched in volume to the Angiotensin-(1-7) study day. The saline infusion will also be maintained for a total of 150 minutes.
Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Angiotensin-(1-7)
2020
Completed Phase 2
~120

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Vanderbilt UniversityLead Sponsor
707 Previous Clinical Trials
6,143,514 Total Patients Enrolled
7 Trials studying Metabolic Syndrome
393 Patients Enrolled for Metabolic Syndrome
Italo Biaggioni, MDPrincipal Investigator - Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
28 Previous Clinical Trials
1,435 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Angiotensin-(1-7) (Peptide) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT02646475 — Phase 1
Metabolic Syndrome Research Study Groups: Angiotensin-(1-7), Saline
Metabolic Syndrome Clinical Trial 2023: Angiotensin-(1-7) Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT02646475 — Phase 1
Angiotensin-(1-7) (Peptide) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT02646475 — Phase 1
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