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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213


This is a dose escalation study to determine the maximum tolerable dose of Parathyroid Hormone-related Protein, PTHrP, that can be given safely over one week. The investigators plan to infuse low doses of intravenous PTHrP to determine if it leads to a sustained and progressive suppression of bone formation as occurs in humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy (HHM) or an increase in bone formation as occurs in hyperparathyroidism (HPT). Additionally, the investigators will assess the direct influence of PTHrp on markers of bone turnover, and plasma 1,25 (OH)2 vitamin D regulation in healthy human volunteers.

Study summary:

During this research the investigators administer PTHrP to healthy young volunteers in a controlled, continuous intravenous manner. As research subjects complete the week-long study without adverse effects, the dose of PThrP will be increased in later subjects. In the event of a significant adverse effect, immediate action will be taken to reverse it. The investigators want to estimate the effect of a sustainable level of mild hypercalcemia achieved by a week-long intravenous infusion of PTHrP has on vitamin D metabolism, markers of bone turnover and fractional excretion of calcium.


Inclusion Criteria: - Healthy caucasian subjects of both sexes between the ages of 24-35 years, who are able to spend one week on the Clinical & Translational Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Montefiore Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnancy - Any cardiac, renal, pulmonary, endocrine, musculoskeletal, hepatic, hematological, malignant or rheumatologic diseases - Body mass index great than 30 - Anemia - Significant alcohol or drug abuse - Baseline hypotension or hypertension - Abnormal screening labs - Use of certain chronic medications excluding oral contraceptives - Receiving an investigational drug in the last 90 days - Previously receiving PTH or PTHrP - African-American race



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Mara J Horwitz, MD
University of Pittsburgh

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Location Contact:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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