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Background and aim: Alkaptonuria (AKU) clinical manifestations resemble severe arthritis. The Suitability of Nitisinone in Alkaptonuria 1 (SONIA 1) study is a dose-finding trial for nitisinone treatment of AKU patients. We tested a panel of serum and urinary biomarkers reflecting extracellular matri...
BACKGROUND: Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a serious genetic disease characterised by premature spondyloarthropathy. Homogentisate-lowering therapy is being investigated for AKU. Nitisinone decreases homogentisic acid (HGA) in AKU but the dose-response relationship has not been previously studied. METHODS: ...
December 4, 2014
Ann Rheum Dis
Ranganath LR, Milan AM, Hughes AT, Dutton JJ, Fitzgerald R, Briggs MC, Bygott H, Psarelli EE, Cox TF, Gallagher JA, Jarvis JC, van Kan C, Hall AK, Laan D, Olsson B, Szamosi J, Rudebeck M, Kullenberg T, Cronlund A, Svensson L, Junestrand C, Ayoob H, Timmis OG, Sireau N, Le Quan Sang KH, Genovese F, Braconi D, Santucci A, Nemethova M, Zatkova A, McCaffrey J, Christensen P, Ross G, Imrich R, Rovensky J