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Sarcoidosis clinical trials at University of California Health

3 in progress, 1 open to eligible people

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  • Epigenetic Regulation of Altered T-cell Immunity in Sarcoidosis

    open to eligible people ages 18-85

    Sarcoidosis is a multi-system granulomatous disorder that is triggered and influenced by gene-environment interactions. Although sarcoidosis predominantly affects the lungs in most cases, the clinical disease course is highly variable and any organ can be affected leading to end organ damage despite currently available therapeutics that unfortunately also have numerous and potentially devastating side effects. The environmental triggers of sarcoidosis are unknown but several occupational, environmental and infectious agents have been associated with sarcoidosis in susceptible hosts. Exposure to these triggers result in inflammation, characterized by activation of CD4+ T-cells, cytokine production, subsequent recruitment of other immune cells, and granuloma formation. Although several genetic markers have been associated with sarcoidosis, none fully explain individual susceptibility or clinical course variability, strongly implicating the environment and epigenetics. We have the ability to generate a map of the epigenetic histone modifications in immune cells via Chromatin Immuno-Precipitation coupled with next generation sequencing (ChIP-seq) and a map of transcriptome profiles via RNA-seq. The availability of histone and transcriptional signatures defining T cell activity in sarcoidosis will help identify the specific molecular programs affected by disease processes and can become the basis for future discovery of novel biomarker diagnostics in a clinical setting.

    at UCSF

  • Acthar Gel in Participants With Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to find out if Acthar Gel is safe and effective to treat pulmonary sarcoidosis. Participants will be randomly assigned (like flipping a coin) to receive a shot under their skin of Acthar Gel or a matching placebo gel that has no drug in it. They will receive their assigned shot twice a week for 24 weeks. All participants who complete the 24-week treatment period will be eligible to receive Acthar Gel for 24 more weeks, even if they were originally in the placebo group.

    at UCLA

  • Use of CXCL9 as a Biomarker of Acthar Efficacy

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The objective is this study is to test whether use of Acthar gel in the context of sarcoidosis will lead to improved symptoms and lung function and correlate with decreased levels of predictive blood biomarkers, like chemokine ligand 9 (CXCL9).

    at UCSF

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