Last updated on July 2020

Efficacy and Safety of Pegzilarginase in Patients With Arginase 1 Deficiency


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Disorders of urea cycle metabolism | Argininemia | Urea Cycle Disorder | Arginase Deficiency | Hyperargininemia | Arginase I Deficiency
  • Age: Between 2 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

Subjects are eligible to be included in the study only if all the following criteria apply:

  1. The subject and/or parent/guardian provides written informed consent/assent, which includes compliance with the requirements and restrictions listed in the informed consent form (ICF) and in this protocol
  2. A current diagnosis of ARG1 D as documented in medical records, which must include 1 of the following: elevated plasma arginine levels, a mutation analysis that results in a pathogenic variant, or RBC arginase activity. For entry into this study, subjects must also fulfill the following plasma arginine criteria:
  3. The average of all measured values of plasma arginine during the screening period prior to the randomization visit (Visit 1, Study Day 1) is 250 mol/L
  4. If a subject is re-screened, the only values that are considered for eligibility assessment are those in the current screening period
  5. Subjects must be 2 years of age on the date of informed consent/assent
  6. The subject must be assessable for clinically meaningful within-subject change (clinical response) on at least one component of one assessment included in the key secondary endpoints. To be considered assessable, the subject must be able to complete the assessment, and must have a baseline deficit in at least one component as defined in the protocol
  7. Have received documented confirmation from the investigator and/or dietician that the subject can maintain their diet in accordance with dietary information presented in the protocol, ie, can maintain the current level of protein consumption, including natural protein and EAA supplementation
  8. Subjects receiving ammonia scavenger therapy, anti-epileptic drugs, and/or medications for spasticity (eg, baclofen) must be on a stable dose of the medication for at least 4 weeks prior to randomization and be willing to remain on a stable dose during the double-blind portion and blinded follow-up portions of the study
  9. Female and male subjects may participate. Female subjects of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test during the screening period before receiving the first dose of study treatment, and a negative urine pregnancy test on the day of the first dose, prior to the first dose. If the subject (male or female) is engaging in sexual activity that could lead to pregnancy, must be surgically sterile, postmenopausal (no menses for 12 months without an alternative medical cause or a high FSH level in the postmenopausal range in women not using hormonal contraception or hormonal replacement therapy), or must agree to use a highly effective method of birth control during the study and for a minimum of 30 days after the last study drug administration. Highly effective methods of contraception include: combined (estrogen and progestogen containing) hormonal contraception associated with inhibition of ovulation; progesterone-only hormonal contraception associated with inhibition of ovulation; intrauterine device (IUD); intrauterine hormone-releasing system (IUS); or abstinence (refraining from heterosexual intercourse during the entire period of risk associated with study treatment).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Hyperammonemic episode (defined as an event in which a subject has an ammonia level 100 M with one or more symptoms related to hyperammonemia requiring hospitalization or emergency room management) within the 6 weeks before the first dose of study drug is administered
  2. Active infection requiring anti-infective therapy within 3 weeks prior to first dose
  3. Known active infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B, or hepatitis C
  4. Extreme mobility deficit, defined as either the inability to be assessed on the GFAQ or a score of 1 on the GFAQ
  5. Other medical conditions or comorbidities that, in the opinion of the investigator would interfere with study compliance or data interpretation (eg, severe intellectual disability precluding required study assessments)
  6. Has participated in a previous interventional study with pegzilarginase
  7. Has a history of hypersensitivity to polyethylene glycol (PEG) that, in the judgment of the investigator, puts the subject at unacceptable risk for adverse events
  8. Subject is being treated with botulinum toxin-containing regimens or plans to initiate such regimens during the double-blind or blinded follow-up portions of the study or received surgical or botulinum-toxin treatment for spasticity-related complications within the 16 weeks prior to the first dose of study treatment in this study
  9. 9. Is currently participating in another therapeutic clinical trial or has received any investigational agent within 30 days (or 5 half-lives whichever is longer) prior to the first dose of study treatment in this study
  10. Previous liver or hematopoietic transplant procedure.

Recruitment Status: Open


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