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G-CSF and AMD3100 to Mobilize Stem Cells in Healthy Volunteers

Information source: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Healthy

Intervention: AMD 3100 (Mozobil plerixafor) (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Richard Childs, M.D.

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Richard W Childs, M.D., Principal Investigator, Affiliation: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


This 12-day study will test whether the combination of G-CSF (granulocyte-colony stimulating factor) and AMD3100 (Mozobil) is more efficient in mobilizing stem cells for collection than the use of G-CSF alone. Traditionally, the growth factor G-CSF has been given to stem cell donors to mobilize, or push, stem cells out of the bone marrow and into the blood circulation for collection for transplantation. Although a sufficient quantity of cells usually can be collected with G-CSF treatment, some donors do not respond well and may require multiple apheresis procedures (see below) to collect enough cells. Studies indicate that G-CSF used together with a drug called AMD3100 may be more effective in mobilizing stem cells for collection than G-CSF alone. The Food and Drug Administration has approved G-CSF for stem cell mobilization. AMD3100 is a new drug that also mobilizes stem cells in large numbers within a few hours. Normal healthy volunteers between 18 and 60 years of age may be eligible for this study.

Clinical Details

Official title: Peripheral Blood Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Mobilization Using Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) Combined With AMD3100 Mozobil (Plerixafor) in Healthy Volunteers

Study design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: To Determine the Cytokine Polarization Status of Cluster of Differentiation 4 (CD4)+ T-cells Collected by Apheresis Following Combination of AMD3100 and G-CSF Compared to G-CSF Mobilization.

Secondary outcome: To Examine 1) the Cellular Content and Other Immune Properties of Mobilized Cells; 2) Yields of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells, Immune Cells, and Other Cellular Subsets Collected by Apheresis; and 3) Safety Profile of AMD3100.

Detailed description: Peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC) are the most popular source of hematopoetic stem cells for allogeneic transplantation because of technical ease of collection and faster engraftment. Traditionally, granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) has been used to procure the peripheral blood stem cell graft. Although regimens using G-CSF usually succeed in collecting adequate numbers of PBPC from healthy donors, 5%-10% of the donors will mobilize stem cells poorly and may require multiple large volume apheresis or bone marrow harvesting. AMD3100 reversibly inhibits CXC- chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) binding to stromal

cell derived factor (SDF) - 1 and was recently discovered to be an effective agent to

mobilize cluster of differentiation 34 (CD34)+ cells into the peripheral blood. In normal volunteers, administering AMD3100 after 4-5 days of G-CSF resulted in a 3-3. 5 fold increase in circulating CD34 cells compared to G-CSF alone. Recent data has suggested that the combination of G-CSF and AMD3100 is superior to G-CSF alone for mobilizing hematopoietic progenitor cells in heavily pretreated patients with multiple myeloma or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma undergoing autologous hematopoietic transplantation. Combining AMD3100 with G-CSF could be an effective strategy to improve the yield of PBPC collected from allogeneic donors who mobilize poorly with G-CSF alone. However, the biological impact of AMD3100 in this context on T cells and other cellular populations contained within the allograft that mediate graft versus host disease (GVHD) and graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effects are unknown. We propose to collect peripheral progenitor cell (PBPC) from healthy volunteers following 5 days of G-CSF (10 mcg/kg/day) and a single dose of AMD3100 (240 mcg/kg subcutaneous given 12 hours before starting apheresis) to study the impact of combining these two mobilizing agents on the immunological properties of the mobilized cells. A single 15 liter apheresis will be conducted on day 5 following the 5th dose of G-CSF. The immunological studies conducted on these mobilized cells will be the same as our parallel study which is investigating the immune properties of PBPCs mobilized with G-CSF or AMD3100 alone. If combining AMD3100 with G-CSF has no negative impact on the immune populations involved in GVHD and graft-vs-leukemia effects, this regimen could be used for allogeneic donors who fail to mobilize sufficient peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) using G-CSF alone. Primary objective: To determine the cytokine polarization status of cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4+) T-cells collected by apheresis following combination of AMD3100 and G-CSF compared to G-CSF mobilization. Primary endpoint: the ratio of Th1 [intracellular interferon (IFN-g) +] versus Th2 [intracellular interleukin (IL-4+)] T-cells in the apheresis products collected from individual donors undergoing mobilization with combination of G-CSF and AMD3100 to the ratio in apheresis product collected with G-CSF alone (ratio published in literature). Secondary endpoints: To examine 1) the cellular content and other immune properties of mobilized cells; 2) yields of hematopoietic progenitor cells, immune cells, and other cellular subsets collected by apheresis; and the 3) safety profile of AMD3100.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 60 Years. Gender(s): Both.



Healthy volunteers greater or equal to 18 years old, less than or equal to 60 years. Weight greater than 60 kg (132 pounds) Normal renal function: creatinine less than 1. 5 mg/dl l Normal liver function: bilirubin less than1. 5mg/dl, transaminases within normal limit Normal blood count: white blood cell (WBC) 3000-10000/mm3, granulocytes greater than 1500/mm3, platelets greater than 150,000/mm3, hemoglobin greater than 12. 5g/dl Subject must be eligible for normal blood donation and fit to undergo apheresis procedure (antecubital veins must be adequate for peripheral access during apheresis) Ability to comprehend the investigational nature of the study and provide informed consent EXCLUSION CRITERIA: any of the following Active infection or history of recurrent infection or positive test for syphilis (RPR), hepatitis B and C (HBaSAg, Anti-HCV), HIV and human T- Lymphocytic virus (HTLV-1) History of autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematous History of cancer within the past 5 years excluding basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin History of any hematologic disorders including thromboembolic disease History of cardiac disease such as uncontrolled hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias or related symptoms such as tachycardia, chest pain, shortness of breath which have required medical intervention or treatment or a Framingham coronary disease risk prediction score of greater than 10% 10 year coronary heart disease (CHD) risk History of heavy smoking with underlying pulmonary disease History of cerebrovascular disease, transient ischemic attack, or stroke Diagnosis of sickle cell anemia or sickle cell trait (to be screened by hemoglobin (Hbg) electrophoresis) Pregnant or lactating Severe psychiatric illness: mental deficiency sufficiently severe as to make informed consent impossible. Mobilization with G-CSF within 90 days of protocol enrollment.

Locations and Contacts

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, United States
Additional Information

NIH Clinical Center Detailed Web Page

Related publications:

Gyger M, Stuart RK, Perreault C. Immunobiology of allogeneic peripheral blood mononuclear cells mobilized with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2000 Jul;26(1):1-16. Review.

Bellucci R, De Propris MS, Buccisano F, Lisci A, Leone G, Tabilio A, de Fabritiis P. Modulation of VLA-4 and L-selectin expression on normal CD34+ cells during mobilization with G-CSF. Bone Marrow Transplant. 1999 Jan;23(1):1-8.

Möhle R, Murea S, Kirsch M, Haas R. Differential expression of L-selectin, VLA-4, and LFA-1 on CD34+ progenitor cells from bone marrow and peripheral blood during G-CSF-enhanced recovery. Exp Hematol. 1995 Dec;23(14):1535-42.

Starting date: May 2004
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