Uridine supplementation in HIV lipoatrophy : pilot trial on safety and effect on mitochondrial indices

McComsey, G. A. and O'Riordan, M. and Setzer, B. and Lebrecht, D. and Baron, E. and Walker, U. A.. (2008) Uridine supplementation in HIV lipoatrophy : pilot trial on safety and effect on mitochondrial indices. European journal of clinical nutrition : EJCN, Vol. 62. pp. 1031-1037.

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OBJECTIVES: Uridine abrogates mitochondrial toxicities of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor in adipocyte cell culture. We aim to study the effect of uridine supplementation on human adipocyte mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) levels in subjects with human immunodeficiency (HIV) lipoatrophy. METHODS: Sixteen patients with lipoatrophy on stavudine-containing antiretroviral therapy were enrolled, and received NucleomaxX, a dietary supplement with a high bioavailability of uridine (36 g TID every other day for 16 weeks). Patients were then followed off-uridine for another 16 weeks. Highly active antiretroviral therapy remained unchanged during the trial. RESULTS: Fourteen patients completed the study. Two subjects dropped out before week 4 for study-unrelated reasons. No adverse events were noted throughout the study. HIV-1 RNA, CD4 counts, liver enzymes and hemoglobin remained unchanged. Body mass index, lactate, lipids, insulin and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance were unaltered. Fat and peripheral blood and mononuclear cell mtDNA levels did not correlate with each other and exhibited no changes throughout the study. Lipoatrophy scores by patients and physician improved significantly at weeks 16 and 32 compared to study entry. CONCLUSION: In this pilot study, NucleomaxX was safe, well tolerated without apparent deleterious effect on HIV indices. In contrast to in vitro data, NucleomaxX did not lead to changes in fat or blood mtDNA levels.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Rheumatologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Rheumatologie
UniBasel Contributors:Walker, Ulrich A.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
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