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Novel Stromal Cell Therapy for Diabetic Kidney Disease

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Project "NEPHSTROM" data sheet

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Organization address
city: Galway
postcode: H91

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 Coordinator Country Ireland [IE]
 Project website
 Total cost 5˙994˙373 €
 EC max contribution 5˙994˙373 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.1.3. (Treating and managing disease)
 Code Call H2020-PHC-2014-two-stage
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-05-01   to  2020-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY IE (Galway) coordinator 1˙367˙830.00
2    TERUMO BCT EUROPE NV BE (ZAVENTEM) participant 599˙812.00
5    ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN NL (LEIDEN) participant 523˙568.00
6    NHS BLOOD AND TRANSPLANT UK (WATFORD) participant 450˙000.00
9    ORBSEN THERAPEUTICS LIMITED IE (Galway) participant 396˙912.00
11    PINTAIL LTD IE (Blackrock) participant 200˙000.00
12    THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST UK (BELFAST) participant 150˙000.00


 Project objective

Type 2 diabetes will affect >500 million adults by 2040 and its secondary complications will generate enormous socioeconomic costs - in particular, diabetic kidney disease (DKD), which is already the most common cause of chronic kidney disease. DKD is associated with greatly increased mortality and frequently progresses to end stage renal failure. Pharmacotherapy, dialysis and transplantation represent the mainstay treatments for DKD but are costly and provide only limited protection against adverse outcomes. Mesenchymal Stromal Cell (MSC) therapy is a promising approach to halting the progression of DKD toward end-stage renal failure and may also have ancillary benefits in Type 2 diabetes. In preliminary research, we have demonstrated that a single dose of MSC simultaneously improves kidney function (glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria) as well as hyperglycaemia in animals with DKD. NEPHSTROM will conduct a multi-centre, placebo-controlled clinical trial of a novel MSC therapy for stabilization of progressive DKD, leading to superior clinical outcomes and long-term socioeconomic benefit. A key enabler for this trial is a novel MSC population (CD362MSC, trade name ORBCEL-M) which delivers higher purity and improved characterisation compared to conventional plastic-adherent MSC. The NEPHSTROM Phase 1b/2a clinical trial will investigate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of a single intravenous infusion of allogeneic ORBCEL-M versus placebo in adults with progressive DKD. NEPHSTROM investigators will also determine the bio-distribution, mechanisms of action, immunological effects and economic impacts associated with ORBCEL-M therapy for DKD. This research will critically inform the optimal design of subsequent Phase 3 trials of ORBCEL-M. Stabilising progressive DKD through NEPHSTROM’s next-generation MSC therapy will reduce the high all-cause mortality and end-stage renal failure risk in people with this chronic non-communicable disease


List of deliverables.
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Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of NEPHSTROM deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Manuel Alfredo Podestà, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Federica Casiraghi
Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for Transplant Tolerance
published pages: , ISSN: 1664-3224, DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.01287
Frontiers in Immunology 10 2020-01-24
2018 Nga T. Q. Nguyen, Paul Cockwell, Alexander P. Maxwell, Matthew Griffin, Timothy O’Brien, Ciaran O’Neill
Chronic kidney disease, health-related quality of life and their associated economic burden among a nationally representative sample of community dwelling adults in England
published pages: e0207960, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207960
PLOS ONE 13/11 2020-01-24
2018 Siobhan M. Hamon, Tomás P. Griffin, Md Nahidul Islam, Deirdre Wall, Matthew D. Griffin, Paula M. O’Shea
Defining reference intervals for a serum growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) assay in a Caucasian population and its potential utility in diabetic kidney disease (DKD)
published pages: , ISSN: 1434-6621, DOI: 10.1515/cclm-2018-0534
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM) 0/0 2020-01-24
2018 A. Liew, C. Baustian, D. Thomas, E. Vaughan, C. Sanz-Nogués, M. Creane, X. Chen, S. Alagesan, P. Owens, J. Horan, P. Dockery, M. D. Griffin, A. Duffy, T. O’Brien
Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) are of Comparable Efficacy to Syngeneic MSCs for Therapeutic Revascularization in C57BKSdb/db Mice Despite the Induction of Alloantibody
published pages: 96368971878486, ISSN: 0963-6897, DOI: 10.1177/0963689718784862
Cell Transplantation 2020-01-24
2019 Tomás Griffin, Md Islam, Liam Blake, Marcia Bell, Matthew Griffin, Paula O’Shea
Effect of Sodium Glucose Co-Transporter-2 Inhibition on the Aldosterone/Renin Ratio in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
published pages: 91-99, ISSN: 0018-5043, DOI: 10.1055/a-0794-7026
Hormone and Metabolic Research 51/02 2020-01-24
2018 Norberto Perico, Federica Casiraghi, Giuseppe Remuzzi
Clinical Translation of Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Therapies in Nephrology
published pages: 362-375, ISSN: 1046-6673, DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2017070781
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 29/2 2020-01-24
2018 Muhammad Mosaraf Hossain, David Barua, Vahid Arabkari, Nahidul Islam, Ananya Gupta, Sanjeev Gupta
Hyperactivation of nuclear receptor coactivators induces PERK-dependent cell death
published pages: , ISSN: 1949-2553, DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.24451
Oncotarget 9/14 2020-01-24
2018 Eanna P Connaughton, Serika Naicker, Shirley A Hanley, Stephanie M Slevin, John K Eykelenboom, Noel F Lowndes, Timothy O\'Brien, Rhodri Ceredig, Matthew D Griffin, Michael C Dennedy
Phenotypic and functional heterogeneity of human intermediate monocytes based on HLA-DR expression
published pages: , ISSN: 0818-9641, DOI: 10.1111/imcb.12032
Immunology and Cell Biology 2020-01-24
2018 Paul Lohan, Oliver Treacy, Maurice Morcos, Ellen Donohoe, Yvonne O\'donoghue, Aideen E. Ryan, Stephen J. Elliman, Thomas Ritter, Matthew D. Griffin
Interspecies Incompatibilities Limit the Immunomodulatory Effect of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in the Rat
published pages: , ISSN: 1066-5099, DOI: 10.1002/stem.2840
STEM CELLS 2020-01-24
2017 William P. Martin, Tomás P. Griffin, David W. Lappin, Damian G. Griffin, John P. Ferguson, Timothy O\'Brien, Matthew D. Griffin
Influence of Referral to a Combined Diabetology and Nephrology Clinic on Renal Functional Trends and Metabolic Parameters in Adults With Diabetic Kidney Disease
published pages: 150-160, ISSN: 2542-4548, DOI: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2017.07.003
Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes 1/2 2020-01-24
2018 Norberto Perico, Federica Casiraghi, Giuseppe Remuzzi
Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for AKI after Cardiac Surgery
published pages: ASN.2017111207, ISSN: 1046-6673, DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2017111207
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2020-01-24
2018 Senthilkumar Alagesan, Clara Sanz-Nogués, Xizhe Chen, Michael Creane, Thomas Ritter, Rhodri Ceredig, Timothy O\'Brien, Matthew D Griffin
Anti-donor antibody induction following intramuscular injections of allogeneic mesenchymal stromal cells
published pages: 536-548, ISSN: 0818-9641, DOI: 10.1111/imcb.12024
Immunology and Cell Biology 96/5 2020-01-24
2016 Onkar P. Kulkarni, Julia Lichtnekert, Hans-Joachim Anders, Shrikant R. Mulay
The Immune System in Tissue Environments Regaining Homeostasis after Injury: Is “Inflammation” Always Inflammation?
published pages: 1-9, ISSN: 0962-9351, DOI: 10.1155/2016/2856213
Mediators of Inflammation 2016 2020-01-24
2017 Paola Romagnani, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Richard Glassock, Adeera Levin, Kitty J. Jager, Marcello Tonelli, Ziad Massy, Christoph Wanner, Hans-Joachim Anders
Chronic kidney disease
published pages: 17088, ISSN: 2056-676X, DOI: 10.1038/nrdp.2017.88
Nature Reviews Disease Primers 3 2020-01-24
2016 Tomás P. Griffin, William Patrick Martin, Nahidul Islam, Timothy O’Brien, Matthew D. Griffin
The Promise of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetic Kidney Disease
published pages: , ISSN: 1534-4827, DOI: 10.1007/s11892-016-0734-6
Current Diabetes Reports 16/5 2020-01-24
2017 Paul Lohan, Oliver Treacy, Matthew D. Griffin, Thomas Ritter, Aideen E. Ryan
Anti-Donor Immune Responses Elicited by Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Their Extracellular Vesicles: Are We Still Learning?
published pages: , ISSN: 1664-3224, DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.01626
Frontiers in Immunology 8 2020-01-24

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