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Open-Label Study of mRNA-3927 in Participants With Propionic Acidemia


Brief Summary

This First-in-Human (FIH) Phase 1/2 study is designed to characterize the safety, tolerability, and pharmacological activity (as assessed by biomarker measurements) and to determine the optimal dose of mRNA-3927 in participants with genetically confirmed propionic acidemia (PA). After establishing a dose with acceptable safety and pharmacodynamic (PD) response in a Dose Optimization Group (Part 1) in participants ≥1 year of age, additional participants will be enrolled into the study in a Dose Expansion Group (Part 2) to allow for further characterization of the efficacy, safety, and PD of mRNA-3927. Part 3 will evaluate the safety, efficacy and PD response of mRNA-3927 in infants (<1 year of age).

Primary Purpose
Study Type
Phase 1/Phase 2


Healthy Volunteers
Minimum Age
Maximum Age

Inclusion Criteria:

Participants ≥1 year of age are eligible to be included in the study only if all of the following criteria apply:

  • ≥ 8 years of age at the time of consent/assent if enrolled as 1 of the first 2 participants in Part 1.
  • ≥1 year of age at the time of consent/assent if enrolled after the first 2 participants.
  • Confirmed diagnosis of PA based on diagnosis by molecular genetic testing (PCCA and/or PCCB mutations).
  • Part 2 only: At least one documented MDE in the 12-month period before consent. Participants <1 Year of Age :
  • Identification by newborn screening shortly after birth or having suspected PA by presenting with a spectrum of metabolic symptoms, and having a sibling diagnosed with PA. Participant may enter the Screening Period while awaiting genetic testing results, provided that all other eligibility criteria are met but would not be enrolled until diagnosis of PA is confirmed.
  • ≥37 weeks gestational age at the time of birth without other conditions/comorbidities that in the opinion of the Investigator may interfere with the interpretation of study results.
  • Body weight ≥3 kg at Screening.
  • At least 1 documented PA-related event prior to Screening defined as the following criteria:
    • Clinical signs of metabolic deterioration consistent with PA (eg, vomiting, not feeding well/poor suck, heavy breathing, lethargy, absence of proper perfusion, abnormal movements including bicycling, abnormal tone, low body temperature, seizure[s]), OR
    • Meeting the criteria of MDE definition, OR
    • Evidence of laboratory abnormalities as evidenced by at least one of the following:
  • Metabolic acidosis (decreased pH) with high anion gap, or compensated metabolic acidosis (reduced bicarbonate, or base deficit, or reduced PaCO2 or increased lactate) with high anion gap.
  • Acute hyperammonemia.
  • Neutropenia or thrombocytopenia.

Exclusion Criteria:

Participants of all ages are excluded from the study if during Screening any of the following criteria apply:

  • Any individual with laboratory abnormalities achieving theresholds defined in the protocol
  • Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <30 milliliters (mL)/minute/1.73 square meter (m^2) for participants of all ages receiving chronic dialysis.
  • History of organ transplantation or planned organ transplantation during the period of study participation.
  • Corrected QT interval (QTc) >480 milliseconds (ms) using Bazett's correction.
  • Grade 3 or 4 heart failure according to the Modified Ross Heart Failure Classification for Children or the New York Heart Association Classification.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Other clinically significant conditions that in the Investigator's opinion could interfere with the safety of the participant, the interpretation of study results, or limit the participation in the study.

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Protocol No.
Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Pediatric and Prenatal Disorders
  • UCLA Westwood
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