A Phase I interventional Clinical Trial was performed with a potential tuberculosis vaccine, based on detoxified cellular fragments of M. tuberculosis, named RUTI®. The objective was to evaluate the safety profile and T-cell immune responses over a 6-month period following subcutaneous inoculation. The double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled trial was conducted in healthy volunteers, all recruited at one site. RUTI®, at each of the four tested doses, starting from 5 μg and going up to 200 μg, and placebo were inoculated to groups of 4 and 2 volunteers respectively, consecutively. RUTI® appeared to be well tolerated as judged by local and systemic clinical evaluation, though vaccine dose dependent local adverse reactions were recorded. T-cell responses of blood lymphocytes to PPD and a number of antigen subunits were elevated, when compared with controls subjects. These results support the feasibility of future evaluation, to be targeted at subjects with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI)
- Phase 1 Clinical Trial
- RUTI ®