T Cell Receptor (TCR) Sequencing and Transcriptional Profiling in Adult Celiac Disease Patients Undergoing Gluten Challenge

Study Purpose

The primary objectives are:

  • - Characterize the T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire in duodenal biopsy samples of participants pre- and post-challenge.
  • - Compare for each patient the TCR repertoire of duodenal biopsy samples with the peripheral blood TCR repertoire of each study participant.
  • - Characterize the transcriptome of duodenal biopsy samples and blood from study participants pre- and post-challenge.
The secondary objectives are:
  • - Ex vivo identification and validation of DQ-restricted gliadin specific TCRs.
- Characterize the gluten-challenge induced changes in small intestine histology using standard for Celiac Disease (CeD) histological assessments

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years - 75 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria


Inclusion Criteria:

1. Have a body mass index (BMI) ≥17 and ≤40 kg/m2 and a body weight >45 kg at the Screening Visit. 2. Be judged to be in good health as defined in the protocol. 3. Have well-controlled biopsy-proven CeD, compliant with a GFD for ≥6 months preceding Screening as defined in the protocol. 4. Be HLA-DQ2 and/or HLA-DQ8 positive as defined in the protocol. Key

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Have a history of gluten triggered acute symptoms (≤24 hours after gluten exposure), and/or severe symptoms (abdominal pain interfering with daily activities, diarrhea with >5 stools/day), and/or prolonged symptoms (duration >7 days) 2. Have a history of clinically significant endocrine, cardiovascular, hematological, hepatic, immunological (other than CeD or autoimmune thyroid disease), renal, respiratory, genitourinary, or major neurological (including stroke and chronic seizures) abnormalities or disease. 3. Have participated in another investigational trial within 4 weeks before Screening. 4. Have a history of cancer (malignancy) other than nonmelanoma skin cancer. 5. Have a history of significant multiple and/or severe allergies (e.g., latex allergy) 6. Presence of HIV (HIV Ab), hepatitis B (HBsAg, HBAb) or Hepatitis C (HCV Ab) seropositivity at screening. 7. Ongoing immunosuppression or receive any treatment that might alter T cell repertoire or phenotype. Note: Other protocol-defined inclusion/ exclusion criteria apply

Trial Details

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Lead Sponsor

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Principal Investigator

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Clinical Trial Administrator
Principal Investigator Affiliation Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Agency Class

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Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Celiac Disease
Arms & Interventions


Other: Gluten Challenge


Dietary Supplement: - Gluten Powder

Administered orally daily for 14 days

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Boston, Massachusetts




Celiac Research Centre Mass General Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts, 02114

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