Publications by authors named "Tomasz Wojtkowski"

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Single- and multiple-dose safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamic profiles of ASP0367, or bocidelpar sulfate, a novel modulator of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta in healthy adults: Results from a phase 1 study.

Muscle Nerve 2021 Oct 12. Epub 2021 Oct 12.

Parexel International, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Introduction/aims: ASP0367, or bocidelpar sulfate, is an orally administered small molecule that potently and selectively modulates PPARδ to address mitochondrial dysfunction occurring in diseases including primary mitochondrial myopathy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Objectives of this first-in-human trial were to evaluate the safety/tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of ASP0367 in healthy participants.

Methods: In this double-blind phase 1 study, adult participants were randomized to single or multiple ascending oral doses of ASP0367 or placebo; study duration was 1 and 14 days, respectively. Pharmacokinetic parameters under fed conditions were also evaluated.

Results: A total of 64 (single dose cohort) and 37 (multiple dose cohort) participants were included. Following single doses of 1-120 mg, ASP0367 was rapidly absorbed with median time to maximum plasma concentration (t ) of 1.50-2.24 hours under fasting conditions; ASP0367 concentrations declined in a multiphasic manner after reaching maximum plasma concentration. Under fed conditions, t was delayed 1.7 hours. Following multiple once-daily doses, mean half-life of ASP0367 10-75 mg ranged from 14.1-17.5 hours; steady state was reached after 4 days. Negligible accumulation was observed following repeated dosing. No participants receiving ASP0367 discontinued treatment, and all treatment-emergent adverse events were mild-to-moderate in severity; none were deemed drug-related. No clinically significant changes were observed on laboratory or electrocardiography evaluations. Treatment- and dose-dependent upregulation of six PPARδ target genes were observed with single and multiple doses of ASP0367.

Discussion: ASP0367, or bocidelpar sulfate, was well tolerated; rapid absorption, roughly dose-proportional bioavailability, and effects on PPARδ target genes were demonstrated in healthy adult participants.
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October 2021

The Effect of Verapamil, a P-Glycoprotein Inhibitor, on the Pharmacokinetics of Peficitinib, an Orally Administered, Once-Daily JAK Inhibitor.

Clin Pharmacol Drug Dev 2017 Nov 16;6(6):548-555. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc., Northbrook, IL, USA.

Peficitinib is an orally administered, once-daily Janus kinase inhibitor currently in development for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It has been shown to be a P-glycoprotein (P-gp) substrate in vitro. The effects of verapamil, an inhibitor of the efflux pump P-gp, on the pharmacokinetic profile of peficitinib were assessed in this open-label, single-center, single-sequence, crossover drug-interaction study. Twenty-four healthy volunteers received a single 150-mg dose of peficitinib on days 1 and 12 of a 14-day treatment period and received verapamil 80 mg 3 times daily on days 5-14. Repeated-dose administration of verapamil increased mean peficitinib AUC , AUC , and C by 27%, 27%, and 39%, respectively, and also increased the mean AUC and C of peficitinib metabolites H1, H2, and H4. Coadministration of verapamil with peficitinib 150 mg was generally well tolerated. Overall, the most commonly reported adverse event was headache, which occurred in 5 subjects (21%); all reported adverse events were grade 1 severity, with the exception of 1 grade 2 incident of vomiting.
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November 2017

Drug Interactions Between Peficitinib, an Orally Administered, Once-Daily Janus Kinase Inhibitor, and Rosuvastatin in Healthy Subjects.

Clin Pharmacokinet 2017 07;56(7):747-757

Clinical Pharmacology and Exploratory Development, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc., 1 Astellas Way, Northbrook, IL, 60062, USA.

Background And Objective: Peficitinib is an orally administered, once-daily Janus kinase inhibitor in development for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Peficitinib and its major metabolite H2 inhibit the hepatic uptake transporter organic anion transporting polypeptide 1B1 (OATP1B1) in vitro. This article reports a clinical study evaluating the effects of peficitinib on the pharmacokinetics of rosuvastatin, a substrate for the OATP1B1 transporter, and vice versa.

Methods: In an open-label, single-sequence clinical study, 24 healthy adults of East Asian and non-East Asian origin received a single dose of rosuvastatin 10 mg on days 1 and 10. On days 5-13, subjects received a daily dose of 150 mg peficitinib. Serial blood samples for pharmacokinetic assessment of rosuvastatin were collected up to 96 h post-dose on days 1 and 10, and for peficitinib were collected up to 24 h post-dose on days 9 and 10.

Results: Co-administration of peficitinib with rosuvastatin increased rosuvastatin area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) and maximum plasma concentration (C ) by 18 and 15%, respectively and increased peficitinib AUC and C by 16 and 28%, respectively. In East Asian (n = 6) vs. non-East Asian subjects (n = 18), peficitinib mean AUC for a dosing interval was 45 and 21% higher, and mean C was 67 and 34% higher, when administered alone or with rosuvastatin. Peficitinib was well tolerated with few adverse events overall.

Conclusion: In this study, once-daily oral administration of peficitinib had no clinically significant effect on the pharmacokinetics of rosuvastatin, a probe substrate for OATP1B1. Therefore, it is unlikely that peficitinib will have a clinically significant effect on the exposure of other substrates for OATP1B1. CLINICALTRIALS.

Gov Number: NCT01959399.
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July 2017

Comparison of the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of fidaxomicin in healthy Japanese and caucasian subjects.

Clin Drug Investig 2015 Jun;35(6):375-84

Astellas Pharma Inc., 2-5-1 Nihonbashi-Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-8411, Japan,

Background And Objectives: Fidaxomicin treatment of Clostridium difficile infection is known to produce minimal systemic exposure, as the antibacterial (antibiotic) remains primarily in the gut. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of single and multiple ascending doses of fidaxomicin were evaluated in healthy Japanese and Caucasian subjects.

Methods: Thirty-six healthy subjects were randomly assigned in a 3:1 ratio to receive either fidaxomicin or placebo. Cohort 1 (100 mg) and Cohort 2 (200 mg) comprised 12 Japanese subjects each and Cohort 3 (200 mg) comprised 12 Caucasian subjects. Subjects received a single dose of the study drug on Day 1 and received multiple doses for 10 days after a wash-out period.

Results: After multiple 200 mg dosing of fidaxomicin, both mean maximum plasma concentrations (C max) in Japanese (8.7 ± 5.3 ng/mL) and Caucasian (7.0 ± 3.7 ng/mL) subjects and the area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) were higher in Japanese subjects (58.5 ± 36.7 ng·h/mL) than in Caucasian subjects (37.6 ± 15.7 ng·h/mL), although variation in both groups was large. The mean fecal concentrations of fidaxomicin in Japanese and Caucasian subjects were 2669 and 2181 μg/g, respectively. The possibly study drug-related adverse events were diarrhea (n = 1), feeling hot (n = 1), and hypersomnia (n = 2), which were mild in severity.

Conclusions: In both Japanese and Caucasian subjects, fidaxomicin demonstrated similarly minimal systemic absorption, and was mainly excreted in feces. Fidaxomicin was safe and well-tolerated in all subjects.
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June 2015