Open-label Study to Evaluate the Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Immunogenicity of Ustekinumab in Pediatric Participants (U-POPS)

  • End date
    Oct 25, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Updated on 27 October 2022


The purpose of the study is to evaluate pharmacokinetics (PK) of ustekinumab in juvenile psoriatic arthritis (jPsA) and pediatric psoriasis (PsO).


jPsA is a complex, chronic, progressive, debilitating musculoskeletal disease with significant remaining medical need. There is a need for medications which have a similar efficacy profile and a well-characterized safety profile relative to currently available tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) inhibitors for jPsA participants with active disease. STELARA (ustekinumab) is a fully human immunoglobulin G1 kappa monoclonal antibody which binds with high affinity to the p40 subunit common to both interleukin (IL)-12 and IL 23 preventing IL-12/23p40 binding to the IL 12 Rb1 cell surface receptor shared by both cytokines. Through this mechanism of action, ustekinumab effectively neutralizes IL-12 T helper 1- and IL-23 T helper 17-mediated cellular responses. Ustekinumab has been extensively studied in adult participants with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis (UC). Additionally, ustekinumab has been studied in children (greater than or equal to [>=] 6 to less than [<] 12 years of age) and adolescents (>=12 to <18 years of age) with pediatric psoriasis [PsO]. This study consists of 3 visits: screening (Visit 1), interim and final visit (Visits 2 and 3) (Visits should be >=7 days apart). Key safety assessments include analyses of the incidence and types of adverse events (AEs), serious adverse events (SAEs), reasonably related AEs, and discontinuation of ustekinumab due to an AE, infections, and/or injection site and hypersensitivity reactions. Any newly identified malignancy, case of active tuberculosis (TB), or opportunistic infection will also be assessed. The total duration of the study is up to 20 weeks.

Condition Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, Arthritis, Juvenile
Treatment ustekinumab
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05252533
SponsorJanssen Research & Development, LLC
Last Modified on27 October 2022


Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Greater than or equal to (>=) 5 to less than (<) 18 years of age, inclusive, with a diagnosis of juvenile psoriatic arthritis (jPsA) (that is, International League Against Rheumatism [ILAR] or Vancouver criteria) by qualified health care professional (HCP)
>=6 to <18 years of age, inclusive, with a diagnosis of pediatric psoriasis (PsO) by a qualified HCP
Initiated ustekinumab treatment >=16 weeks prior to enrollment and received 3 or more doses of ustekinumab prior to enrollment
Parent(s) (preferably both if available or as per local requirements) (or their legally acceptable representative) must sign an informed consent form (ICF) indicating that he or she understands the purpose of, and procedures required for, the study and is willing to allow the child to participate in the study. Assent is also required of children capable of understanding the nature of the study (typically 7 years of age and older) as described in informed consent process

Exclusion Criteria

Has poor tolerability of venipuncture or lack of adequate venous access for required blood sampling
Has any condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, participation would not be in the best interest of the participant (example, compromise the well-being) or that could prevent, limit, or confound the protocol-specified assessments
If currently enrolled in an investigational study, contact the study responsible physician to discuss eligibility for inclusion in study
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer  to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact


Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider


Browse trials for

Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 



Reply by • Private

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note