Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of the ADAMTS-5 Inhibitor GLPG1972/S201086 in Healthy Volunteers and Participants With Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip

Ellen van der Aar, Henri Deckx, Sonia Dupont, Ann Fieuw, Stephane Delage, Staffan Larsson, André Struglics, L. Stefan Lohmander, Agnes Lalande, Emilie Leroux, David Amantini, Paul Passier

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Abstract

GLPG1972/S201086 is a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motif-5 (ADAMTS-5) inhibitor in development as an osteoarthritis disease-modifying therapy. We report the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics (turnover of plasma/serum ARGS-aggrecan neoepitope fragments [ARGS]) of GLPG1972 in 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 1 trials. Study A, a first-in-human trial of single (≤2100 mg [fasted] and 300 mg [fed]) and multiple (≤1050 mg once daily [fed]; 14 days) ascending oral (solution) doses, investigated GLPG1972 in healthy men (N = 41; NCT02612246). Study B investigated multiple ascending oral (tablet) doses of GLPG1972 (≤300 mg once daily [fed]; 4 weeks) in male and female participants with osteoarthritis (N = 30; NCT03311009). Study C investigated single (Japanese: ≤1500 mg; White: 300 mg [fasted]) and multiple (Japanese, ≤1050 mg once daily; White, 300 mg once daily [fed]; 14 days) ascending oral (tablet) doses of GLPG1972 in healthy Japanese and White men (N = 88). The pharmacokinetic profile of GLPG1972 was similar between healthy participants and participants with osteoarthritis, with low to moderate interindividual variability. GLPG1972 was rapidly absorbed (median time to maximum concentration, 4 hours), and eliminated with a mean apparent terminal elimination half-life of ≈10 hours. Steady state was achieved within 2 days of dosing, with minimal accumulation. Steady-state plasma exposure after 300 mg of GLPG1972 showed no or minor differences between populations. Area under the plasma concentration–time curve (56.8-67.6 μg · h/mL) and time to maximum concentration (4 hours) were similar between studies. Urinary excretion of GLPG1972 (24 hours) was low (<11%). Multiple dosing significantly reduced ARGS levels vs baseline at all time points for all doses vs placebo. GLPG1972 was generally well tolerated at all doses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-122
Number of pages11
JournalClinical pharmacology in drug development
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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  • Surgery
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

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