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Efficacy and Safety of TAK-559 Combined With Glyburide in Treating Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Information source: Takeda
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Diabetes Mellitus

Intervention: TAK-559 and glyburide (Drug); TAK-559 and glyburide (Drug); Glyburide (Drug)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Terminated

Sponsored by: Takeda

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Sr VP Clinical Research, Study Director, Affiliation: Takeda


The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of TAK-559, once daily (QD), combined with glyburide in treating Type 2 Diabetes.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Study of the Safety and Efficacy of a Combination of TAK-559 and Glyburide Compared to Placebo and Glyburide in the Treatment of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Change from Baseline in Glycosylated hemoglobin level.

Secondary outcome:

Change from baseline in Glycosylated hemoglobin level.

Change from baseline in Fasting plasma glucose.

Change from Baseline in Serum insulin.

Change from Baseline in C-peptide.

Change from Baseline in Lipids (triglyceride, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein and very low-density lipoproteins)

Change from Baseline in Apolipoproteins [A1 and B]).

Change from Baseline in Free fatty acids.

Markers of thrombosis (plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 and fibrinogen).

Markers of inflammation (interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein).

Urinary albumin/creatinine ratio.

Low-density lipoprotein fractionation [L-DL particles (total), intermediate-density lipoprotein, large L-DL, small L-DL (total), medium-small L-DL, very-small L-DL, mean L-DL size].

Detailed description: Insulin is a primary regulator of blood glucose concentrations. A subnormal response to circulating insulin levels at target tissues leads to a decrease in insulin-mediated glucose uptake. Insulin resistance is associated with normal to high insulin levels and is often accompanied by dyslipidemia, a disruption in lipid metabolism resulting in increased triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein levels as well as decreased high-density lipoprotein levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In the early stages of insulin resistance, a compensatory mechanism of increased insulin secretion by the pancreas maintains normal to near-normal glucose levels. Once the pancreas fails to maintain the increased insulin output, overt type 2 diabetes mellitus occurs. Insulin also plays an important role in the metabolism of fat and proteins and exerts its influence at the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor level. Peroxisome

proliferator-activated receptor - alpha receptors are expressed predominantly in skeletal

muscle, adipose tissue, heart, liver, kidney, gut, macrophages, and vascular tissue, and play a key role in energy storage, glucose homeostasis, and vascular biology. Thus, as insulin activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha receptors, this results in the cellular uptake of glucose. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor receptors are ligand-activated transcription elements that regulate gene expression necessary for metabolism. For this reason, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors play a pivotal role in glucose homeostasis, adipocyte differentiation, and lipid storage. The genes predominantly targeted by transcription activity of activated peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha receptors are those that mediate fatty acid uptake, fatty acid oxidation, and lipoprotein metabolism. As such, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha agonists have their greatest effect on lipid metabolism and vascular biology. TAK-559 is a novel oxyiminoalkanoic acid under investigation for use as an oral agent in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. TAK-559 has partial peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha agonist activity, potent peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha activity, and modest peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma activity at high concentrations in nonclinical models. This study was designed to evaluate the glycemic control and safety of TAK-559 in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus taking glyburide for whom monotherapy with an oral anti-diabetics had been insufficient.


Minimum age: 25 Years. Maximum age: 75 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Must be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus using American Diabetes Association

diagnostic criteria, and on a stable dose of an oral anti-diabetic monotherapy prior to Screening A.

- Has a glycosylated hemoglobin level greater than or equal to 8. 0% and less than or

equal to 10. 0% at Screening B.

- Has a fasting plasma glucose greater than or equal to 126 mg/dL (7. 0 mmol/L) at

Screening B.

- Is taking a stable dose of at least 10 mg of glyburide for at least 10 days prior to

Screening B.

- Has a stable or worsening self-monitoring blood glucose level while taking glyburide.

- The patient must have a low-density lipoprotein less than 160 mg/dL (4. 1 mmol/L) at

Screening A.

- Has a body mass index less than or equal to 45 kg/m2 at Screening A.

- Is willing to be counseled by the investigator or designee to follow an

individualized, weight-maintaining diet during the study period.

- Has evidence of insulin secretory capacity as demonstrated by a C-peptide

concentration of greater than or equal to 1. 5 ng/mL (0. 50 nmol/L) at Screening A, and if necessary, after a repeat at Screening B.

- The patient must be able to perform daily self-monitoring blood glucose tests

throughout the study.

- Has a normal thyroid-stimulating hormone level of less than 5. 5 uIU/mL (5. 5 mIU/L)

and greater than or equal to 0. 35 uIU/mL (0. 35 mIU/L) at Screening A.

- Is in good health as determined by a physician (ie, via medical history and physical

examination), other than a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

- Has fasting clinical laboratory evaluations within the normal reference range for the

testing laboratory, or if not, the results must be deemed not clinically significant by the investigator prior to Randomization.

- Females must be post menopausal, surgically sterile, or using adequate contraception.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus, hemochromatosis, or has a history

of ketoacidosis.

- Has any condition known to invalidate glycosylated hemoglobin results (eg, hemolytic

states, hemoglobinopathies).

- Is required to take or intends to continue taking any disallowed medication, any

prescription medication, herbal treatment or over-the counter medication that may interfere with evaluation of the study medication, including:

- Insulin

- Oral anti-diabetics other than TAK-559 (including sulfonylureas other than

glyburide, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, metformin)

- Systemic corticosteroids

- Warfarin

- Rifampin

- St. John's Wort.

- Thiazolidinediones

- Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists

- Nicotinic Acid

- Fibrates

- Has a history of myocardial infarction, coronary angioplasty or bypass graft,

unstable angina pectoris, transient ischemic attacks, clinically significant abnormal electrocardiogram, or documented cerebrovascular accident within 6 months prior to Screening A.

- Has had abdominal, thoracic, or vascular surgery within 6 months prior to Screening A

that in the investigator's opinion would warrant exclusion from the study.

- Has a creatine phosphokinase value greater than 3 times the upper limit of normal at

Screening A. The creatine phosphokinase value can be retested prior to Randomization if elevated.

- Has had persistent unexplained microscopic or macroscopic hematuria or a history of

bladder cancer.

- Has a triglyceride level greater than 500 mg/dL (5. 6 mmol/L) at Screening A.

- Has had any alteration in allowed lipid lowering medication (dose or drug) within 2

months of Randomization, if applicable.

- Has donated and/or received any blood or blood products within 3 months prior to


- Has a history of drug abuse (defined as illicit drug use) or a history of alcohol

abuse (defined as regular or daily consumption of more than 4 alcoholic drinks per day) within 2 years prior to Randomization.

- Has a systolic BP greater than 140 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure of greater

than 95 mm Hg at Screening B.

- Has significant cardiovascular disease including but not limited to, New York Heart

Association Functional (Cardiac) Classification III or IV.

- Has a previous history of cancer, other than basal cell or stage 1 squamous cell

carcinoma of the skin, that has not been in remission within 5 years prior to Randomization.

- Has an alanine transaminase or aspartate transaminase level greater than 3 times the

upper limit of normal, active liver disease, or jaundice at Screening A.

- Has a positive human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B surface antigen, or

hepatitis B e antigen test at Screening A.

- Has any other serious disease or condition at Screening A or at Randomization that

might affect life expectancy or make it difficult to successfully manage and follow the patient according to the protocol.

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