Last updated on February 2018

Mycophenolic Acid Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics in Lupus Nephritis


Brief description of study

This study investigate mycophenic acid (MPA) pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics and their impact on the clinical outcomes in lupus nephritis (LN) patients. Lupus nephritis patients (both active or inactive) will be recruited. MPA levels will be checked at 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 12 hrs after MMF administration by an enzymatic assay upon recruitment, then at 6-months' intervals and also when clinically significant events occurred. The MPA levels will be correlated with clinical parameters and outcomes. Pharmacogenomics studies will also be carried out and correlated with MPA exposure and clinical outcomes.

Detailed Study Description

This study investigate mycophenic acid (MPA) pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics and their impact on the clinical outcomes in lupus nephritis (LN) patients. Lupus nephritis patients (both active or inactive) will be recruited. MPA levels will be checked at 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 12 hrs after MMF administration by an enzymatic assay upon recruitment, then at 6-months' intervals and also when clinically significant events occurred. The MPA levels will be correlated with clinical parameters and outcomes. For active patients, the MPA levels will be correlated with treatment response (CR or PR) and side effects. For patients in remission, the MPA levels will be correlated with drug tolerability and relapse. Pharmacogenomics studies will also be carried out and correlated with MPA exposure and clinical outcomes.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02453997

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