Administration of an adeno-associated viral vector expressing interferon-β in patients with inflammatory hand arthritis, results of a phase I/II study.

Vrouwe JPM, Meulenberg JJM, Klarenbeek NB, Cañete AN, Reijnierse M, Ruiterkamp G, Bevaart L, Lamers RJ, Kloppenburg M, Nelissen RGHH, Huizinga TWJ, Burggraaf J, Kamerling IMC

Inflammatory hand arthritis (IHA) results in impaired function. Local gene therapy with ART-I02, a recombinant adeno-associated viral (AAV) serotype 5 vector expressing interferon(IFN)-β, under the transcriptional control of nuclear factor κ-B responsive promoter, was preclinically shown to have favorable effects. This study aimed to investigate the safety and tolerability of local gene therapy with ART-I02 in patients with IHA.