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Research in this laboratory focuses on problems where deep insights into enzymology and metabolism can be harnessed to improve human health.For the past two decades, we have studied and engineered enzymatic assembly lines called polyketide synthases that catalyze the biosynthesis of structurally complex and medicinally fascinating antibiotics in bacteria. An example of such an assembly line is found in the erythromycin biosynthetic pathway. Our current focus is on understanding the structure and mechanism of this polyketide synthase. At the same time, we are developing methods to decode the vast and growing number of orphan polyketide assembly lines in the sequence databases.For more than a decade, we have also investigated the pathogenesis of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine, with the goal of discovering therapies and related management tools for this widespread but overlooked disease. Ongoing efforts focus on understanding the pivotal role of transglutaminase 2 in triggering the inflammatory response to dietary gluten in the celiac intestine.
COVID-19 Outpatient Pragmatic Platform Study (COPPS) - Camostat Sub-Protocol
The overall objective of this study is to efficiently evaluate the clinical efficacy and
safety of different investigational therapeutics among adults who have COVID-19 but are not
yet sick enough to require hospitalization. The overall hypothesis is that through an
adaptive trial design, potential effective therapies (single and combination) may be
identified for this group of patients.
COVID-19 Outpatient Pragmatic Platform Study (COPPS) is a pragmatic platform protocol
designed to evaluate COVID-19 treatments by assessing their ability to reduce viral shedding
(Viral Domain) or improve clinical outcomes (Clinical Domain). To be included into the
platform, every investigational product will collect data for both Domain primary endpoints.
Individual treatments to be evaluated in the platform will be described in separate
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
For more information, please contact Study Team, 650-721-9316.
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COVID-19 Outpatient Pragmatic Platform Study (COPPS) - Master Protocol