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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Diabetes Mellitus or Cardiomyopathy
and you are
between 18 and 40
years old
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The purpose

Rationale: B type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a hormone released from cardiomyocytes in response to myocyte stretching and serves as a reliable biomarker in the diagnosis of cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. Recent observations speak for a distinct connection between chronic heart failure and diabetes mellitus. Objective: The study was set out to investigate the role of BNP on parameters of glucose metabolism in a placebo controlled cross-over study in healthy volunteers. Methods and Results: Ten participants (25±1 years; BMI 23±1 kg/m2; fasting glucose 83±2 mg/dL) received either placebo or 3 pmol/kg/min BNP 32 intravenously for 4h. One hour after beginning the BNP/placebo infusion, a 3h intravenous glucose tolerance test (0.33 g/kg glucose + 0.03 U/kg insulin at 20 min) was performed and plasma glucose, insulin and C peptide were frequently measured. BNP increased the initial glucose distribution volume (13±1 %BW vs. 11±1, P<0.002), leading to an overall reduction of glucose concentration (P<0.001) especially during the initial 20 min of the test (P=0.001), accompanied by a reduction of the initial C peptide levels (4.3±0.4 ng/mL vs. 4.9±0.3, P=0.015). BNP had no impact on beta cell function, insulin clearance or insulin sensitivity. Discussion: Intravenous administration of BNP increases glucose initial distribution volume and lowers plasma glucose concentrations after a glucose load without affecting beta cell function or insulin sensitivity what speaks for the concept that BNP is not diabetogenic, but improves the metabolic status in patients with heart failure. This opens new questions regarding BNP induced differences in glucose availability and signalling in several organs/tissues.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: human BNP-32

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01324739. The sponsor of the trial is Medical University of Vienna and it is looking for 10 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
B-type Natriuretic Peptide Affects the Initial Response to Intravenous Glucose in a Placebo-controlled Cross-over Study in Healthy Volunteers