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A Study to Evaluate the Effect of SAGE-718 on Cognitive Function in Participants With Huntington's Disease (HD)


Brief Summary

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of SAGE-718 on cognitive performance and functioning in participants with HD.

Primary Purpose
Study Type
Phase 2


Healthy Volunteers
Minimum Age
25 Years
Maximum Age
65 Years

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Meet all the following criteria for HD at Screening (Days -28 to -2):
    • Genetically confirmed disease with huntingtin gene CAG expansion ≥36.
    • At screening, UHDRS-Total Functional Capacity (TFC) score >6 and <13 suggesting no more than a moderate level of functional impairment.
    • No features of juvenile HD.
  • Score of 15 to 25 (inclusive) on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) at screening indicating the presence of cognitive impairment.
  • Be willing to invite a study partner, if available, who is reliable, competent, and at least 18 years of age to participate in the study.
  • Be ambulatory (use of assistance devices such as a walker or cane is acceptable, as is occasional use of wheelchair, as judged by the investigator. Individuals requiring a wheelchair on a regular basis are excluded), able to travel to the study center, and, as judged by the investigator, is likely to be able to continue to travel to the study center to complete study visits for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have participated in a previous clinical study of SAGE-718, have previous exposure to gene therapy, have participated in any HD investigational drug, biologic, or device trial within 180 days, or a non-HD drug, biologic, or device trial within 30- days or 5-half-lives (whichever is longer). (Note: Participants with confirmation of enrollment in the placebo arm of these trials would not be excluded.)
  • Have a diagnosis of an ongoing neurodegenerative condition other than HD, including but not limited to, Alzheimer's Disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, or Parkinson's Disease.

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Study Stats
Protocol No.
Brain/Neurological Diseases
Genetic and Rare Diseases
Principal Investigator
Aaron Fisher
  • UCLA Westwood
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