for people ages 18-65 (full criteria)
at Orange, California and other locations
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Priyanka Iyer, MD
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Priyanka Iyer



RESET-SLE: A Phase 1/2 Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of CABA-201 in Subjects With Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Official Title

A Phase 1/2, Open-label Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Autologous CD19-specific Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells (CABA-201) in Subjects With Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by autoantibody production and abnormal B cell function. SLE presents with fluctuating severity and may cause tissue damage in a variety of organs over time. Lupus nephritis (LN) (renal involvement) is a common severe manifestation of SLE, which can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. This study is being conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational cell therapy, CABA-201, that can be given to patients with either LN or SLE without renal involvement, in two separate parallel cohorts, who have active disease. A single dose of CABA-201 in patients who are pretreated with a standard regimen including cyclophosphamide (CY) and fludarabine (FLU) will be evaluated.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Lupus Nephritis, CABA-201, Autoimmune Disease, Anti-CD19 CAR-T therapy, Cellular Therapy, Nephritis


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-65

  • Age ≥18 and ≤65
  • A clinical diagnosis of SLE, based on the 2019 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)/American College of Rheumatology (ACR) classification criteria for adult SLE.
  • Positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) titer or anti-dsDNA antibody at screening.
  • For LN subjects only, active, biopsy-proven LN class III or IV, with or without the presence of class V, according to 2018 Revised International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society (ISN/RPS) criteria
  • For non-renal SLE subjects only: Active, moderate to severe SLE

You CAN'T join if...

  • Contraindication to leukapheresis
  • History of anaphylactic or severe systemic reaction to fludarabine, cyclophosphamide or any of their metabolites
  • Active infection requiring medical intervention at screening
  • Current symptoms of severe, progressive, or uncontrolled renal, hepatic, hematological, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, psychiatric, cardiac, neurological, or cerebral disease, including severe and uncontrolled infections, such as sepsis and opportunistic infections.
  • Concomitant medical conditions that, in the opinion of the investigator, might place the subject at unacceptable risk for participation in this study, interfere with the assessment of the effects or safety of the investigational product or with the study procedures
  • For LN subjects only: The presence of kidney disease other than active lupus nephritis
  • Previous CAR T cell therapy
  • Prior solid organ (heart, liver, kidney, lung) transplant or hematopoietic cell transplant.


  • University of California Irvine not yet accepting patients
    Orange California 92868 United States
  • UC Davis Health accepting new patients
    Sacramento California 95817 United States
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center accepting new patients
    Houston Texas 77030 United States

Lead Scientist at UC Irvine

  • Priyanka Iyer, MD
    Assistant Health Sciences Professor, Medicine, School of Medicine. Authored (or co-authored) 6 research publications


accepting new patients at some sites,
but this study is not currently recruiting here
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Phase 1/2 Lupus Research Study
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Expecting 12 study participants
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