An Open-Label Study to Investigate the Safety of Single Ascending Doses in Children and Adolescents With Dravet Syndrome

  • End date
    Oct 8, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Stoke Therapeutics, Inc
Updated on 5 November 2020
Javier Avendaño, MD
Primary Contact
Children's National Medical Center (5.3 mi away) Contact
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ketogenic diet
scn1a gene


Stoke Therapeutics is evaluating the safety and tolerability of single ascending doses of STK-001 in patients with Dravet syndrome. Change in seizure frequency and quality of life will be measured as secondary endpoints in this open-label study.


STK-001 is an investigational new medicine for the treatment of Dravet syndrome. STK-001 is an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) that is intended to increase the level of productive SCN1A messenger RNA (mRNA) and consequently increase the expression of the sodium channel Nav1.1 protein. This RNA-based approach is not gene therapy, but rather RNA modulation, as it does not manipulate nor insert genetic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

STK-001 is designed to upregulate Nav1.1 protein expression from the nonmutant (wild-type) copy of the SCN1A gene to restore physiological Nav1.1 levels. Nav1.1 levels are reduced in people with Dravet syndrome. Stoke has generated preclinical data demonstrating proof-of-mechanism for STK-001.

Treatment STK-001
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04442295
SponsorStoke Therapeutics, Inc
Last Modified on5 November 2020

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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age between 2 yrs and 18 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
Do you have any of these conditions: Myoclonic Epilepsy or Dravet Syndrome?
Must have DS with onset prior to 12 months of age with recurrent focal motor or hemiconvulsive or generalized tonic-clonic seizures, which are often prolonged and triggered by hyperthermia
No history of causal MRI lesion
No other known etiology
Normal development at seizure onset
Documented pathogenic, likely pathogenic variant, or variant of uncertain significance in the SCN1A gene associated with DS
Had at least 2 treatments for epilepsy that either had lack of adequate seizure control (requiring an additional AED) or had to be discontinued due to an AE(s)
Currently be taking at least one AED at a dose which has been stable for at least 4 weeks prior to Screening
All epilepsy medications or interventions for epilepsy (including ketogenic diet or vagal nerve stimulator) must have been stable (including product type, dose, and setting) for at least 4 weeks prior to Screening

Exclusion Criteria

Known pathogenic mutation in another gene that causes epilepsy
Currently being treated with an antiepileptic drug acting primarily as a sodium channel blocker including: phenytoin, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, lamotrigine, lacosamide, or rufinamide
Clinically significant unstable medical conditions other than epilepsy
Has had clinically relevant symptoms or a clinically significant illness in the 4 weeks prior to Screening or prior to dosing on Day 1, other than epilepsy
Any other significant disease or disorder which, in the opinion of the Investigator, may either put the patient at risk because of participation in the study, may influence the results of the study, or may affect the patient's ability to participate in the study
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