A Phase 3 Study of PTC923 in Subjects With Phenylketonuria

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Updated on 25 October 2022


The main purpose of this trial is to evaluate the efficacy of PTC923 in reducing blood phenylalanine (Phe) levels in participants with phenylketonuria as measured by mean change in blood Phe levels from baseline to Weeks 5 and 6 (that is, the average of each respective treatment dose 2-week period of double-blind treatment).


The study includes 2 parts: Part 1 and 2. Part 1 of the study tests for responsiveness to PTC923, with 14 days of open-label treatment with PTC923. At the end of treatment in Part 1, the mean change in blood Phe levels over the 14-day treatment period for all participants will be assessed against their pretreatment (baseline) blood Phe level. Participants ≥2 years of age who experience a <15% reduction in blood Phe levels will be classified as non-responsive and participation in the study will be terminated. Participants (≥2 years of age) who experience a ≥15% reduction in blood Phe levels will continue into Part 2. Participants <2 years of age who experience ≥15% reduction in blood Phe levels will be offered the option to enroll directly into an open-label extension Study PTC923-MD-004-PKU. Participants <2 years of age who experience a <15% reduction in blood Phe levels will be classified as nonresponsive, and participation in the study will be terminated. Following the minimum 14-day PTC923 washout period, all eligible participants will be randomized in Part 2 to receive either PTC923 or placebo. After 6 weeks of treatment with either PTC923 or placebo, participants will be offered the option to enter an open-label extension Study PTC923-MD-004-PKU (NCT05166161).

Condition Phenylketonuria
Treatment Placebo, PTC923
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05099640
SponsorPTC Therapeutics
Last Modified on25 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Uncontrolled blood Phe level ≥360 μmol/L on current therapy anytime during screening and uncontrolled blood Phe level ≥360 μmol/L on current therapy when taking the average of the 3 most recent Phe levels from the participant's medical history (inclusive of the screening value)
Clinical diagnosis of phenylketonuria with hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) documented by past medical history of at least 2 blood Phe measurements ≥600 μmol/L
Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at screening and agree to abstinence or the use of at least one highly effective form of contraception for the duration of the study, and for up to 90 days after the last dose of study drug
Males who are sexually active with women of childbearing potential who have not had a vasectomy must agree to use a barrier method of birth control during the study and for up to 90 days after the last dose of study drug. Males must also refrain from sperm donations during this time period
Willing to continue current diet unchanged while participating in the study

Exclusion Criteria

Gastrointestinal disease (such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic gastritis, and peptic ulcer disease, etc.) that could affect the absorption of study drug
History of gastric surgery, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery or an antrectomy with vagotomy, or gastrectomy
History of allergies or adverse reactions to synthetic tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) or sepiapterin
Current participation in any other investigational drug study or use of any investigational agent within 30 days prior to screening
Any clinically significant laboratory abnormality as determined by the investigator
A female who is pregnant or breastfeeding, or considering pregnancy
Serious neuropsychiatric illness (for example, major depression) not currently under medical control, that in the opinion of the investigator or sponsor, would interfere with the participant's ability to participate in the study or increase the risk of participation for that participant
Past medical history and/or evidence of renal impairment and/or condition including moderate/severe renal insufficiency (glomerular filtration rate [GFR] <60 milliliters [mL]/minute [min]) and/or under care of a nephrologist
Any abnormal physical examination and/or laboratory findings indicative of signs or symptoms of renal disease, including calculated GFR <60 mL/min/1.73 square meter (m^2)
Requirement for concomitant treatment with any drug known to inhibit folate synthesis (for example, methotrexate)
Confirmed diagnosis of a primary BH4 deficiency as evidenced by biallelic pathogenic mutations in 6-pyruvoyltetrahydropterin synthase, recessive guanosine-5'-triphosphate (GTP) cyclohydrolase I, sepiapterin reductase, quinoid dihydropteridine reductase, or pterin-4-alpha-carbinolamine dehydratase genes
Major surgery within the prior 90 days of screening
Concomitant treatment with BH4 supplementation (for example, sapropterin dihydrochloride, KUVAN) or pegvaliase-pqpz (PALYNZIQ)
Unwillingness to washout from BH4 supplementation (for example, sapropterin dihydrochloride, KUVAN) or pegvaliase-pqpz (PALYNZIQ)
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