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Cytomegalovirus clinical trials at UCSD

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  • CMV-specific HIV-CAR T Cells as Immunotherapy for HIV/AIDS

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    Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) causes a persistent infection that ultimately leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Treatment of HIV-1 infection with combination anti-retroviral therapy (ART) suppresses HIV-1 replication to undetectable viral levels and saves lives. Nevertheless, ART cannot eradicate latent cellular reservoirs of the virus, and HIV-1 infection remains a life-long battle. Adoptive cellular immunotherapy using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) engineered T cells directed against HIV-1 envelope subunit protein gp120 (HIVCAR T cells) may provide a safe and effective way to eliminate HIV-infected cells. However, the number of HIV-infected cells is low in participants under ART, and CAR T cells disappear if they are not stimulated by their target antigens. Interestingly, about 95% of HIV-1-infected individuals are CMV-seropositive and CMV-specific T cells have been shown to persist. To overcome the CAR T cells low persistence issue, we propose to make HIV-CAR T cells using autologous cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific T cells, which can be stimulated by endogenous CMV in vivo. The overall hypothesis of this first-in-human Phase 1, open-label, single-arm study is that endogenous immune signals to CMV-specific T cells can maintain the presence of autologous bispecific CMV/HIV-CAR T cells in healthy people living with HIV-1 (PLWH), and achieve long-term remission in the presence of ART.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Vaccine in Orthotopic Liver Transplant Candidates

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    This is a multi-center clinical trial in Cytomegalovirus (CMV) seronegative prospective liver transplant recipients to determine the efficacy of two doses of Cytomegalovirus-Modified Vaccinia Ankara (CMV-MVA) Triplex CMV vaccine pre-transplant. The primary objective is to assess the effect of pre-transplant (Tx) Triplex vaccination on duration of CMV antiviral therapy (AVT) within the first 100 days post-Tx in CMV seropositive donor (D+) and seronegative (R-) (D+R-) liver transplant recipients (LTxRs). A protocol-mandated preemptive therapy (PET) will be used for CMV disease prevention in D+R- LTxRs.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Immunogenicity of a Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA)-Based Anti-Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Vaccine (Triplex®)

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    Participants will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive either two injections of CMV-MVA Triplex® or placebo administered at study Entry/Day 0 and week 4. Vaccine Group: 60 participants will receive CMV-MVA Triplex® containing 5 x 10^8 plaque-forming unit (pfu) ±0.5 x 10^8 pfu of MVA Vaccine Encoding CMV Antigens by intramuscular (IM) deltoid injections. Placebo Group: 30 participants will receive a volume of placebo (7.5% Lactose in phosphate-buffered saline [PBS]) that matches the volume of the active vaccine injection by IM deltoid injections.

    San Diego, California and other locations

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