for people ages 2-18 (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
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Stoke Therapeutics is evaluating the safety and tolerability of single and multiple ascending doses of STK-001 in patients with Dravet syndrome. Change in seizure frequency, overall clinical status, and quality of life will be measured as secondary endpoints in this open-label study.

Official Title

An Open-Label Study to Investigate the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Single and Multiple Ascending Doses of Antisense Oligonucleotide STK-001 in Children and Adolescents With Dravet Syndrome


STK-001 is an investigational new medicine for the treatment of Dravet syndrome. STK-001 is an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) that is intended to increase the level of productive SCN1A messenger RNA (mRNA) and consequently increase the expression of the sodium channel Nav1.1 protein. This RNA-based approach is not gene therapy, but rather RNA modulation, as it does not manipulate nor insert genetic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

STK-001 is designed to upregulate Nav1.1 protein expression from the nonmutant (wild-type) copy of the SCN1A gene to restore physiological Nav1.1 levels. Nav1.1 levels are reduced in people with Dravet syndrome. Stoke has generated preclinical data demonstrating proof-of-mechanism for STK-001.


Dravet Syndrome, Pediatric epilepsy, Epileptic Encephalopathies, Refractory Myoclonic Epilepsy, Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy, Myoclonic Epilepsies, Syndrome, STK-001 - Single Ascending Doses, STK-001 - Multiple Ascending Doses


You can join if…

Open to people ages 2-18

  • Diagnosis of Dravet Syndrome (DS) with onset of recurrent focal motor or hemiconvulsive or generalized tonic-clonic seizures prior to 12 months of age, which are often prolonged and triggered by hyperthermia.
    • No history of causal MRI lesion
    • No other known etiology
    • Normal development at seizure onset.
  • Documented pathogenic, likely pathogenic variant, or variant of uncertain significance in the SCN1A gene associated with DS.
  • Use of at least 2 prior treatments for epilepsy that either had lack of adequate seizure control (requiring an additional AED) or had to be discontinued due to an AE(s).
  • Currently taking at least one AED at a dose which has been stable for at least 4 weeks prior to Screening.
  • Stable epilepsy medications or interventions for epilepsy (including ketogenic diet or vagal nerve stimulator) for at least 4 weeks prior to Screening.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Known pathogenic mutation in another gene that causes epilepsy
  • Currently treated with an AED acting primarily as a sodium channel blocker, as maintenance treatment, including: phenytoin, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, lamotrigine, lacosamide, or rufinamide.
  • Clinically significant unstable medical conditions other than epilepsy.
  • Clinically relevant symptoms or a clinically significant illness in the 4 weeks prior to Screening or prior to dosing on Day 1, other than epilepsy.
  • History of brain or spinal cord disease (other than epilepsy or DS), or history of bacterial meningitis or brain malformation
  • Spinal deformity or other condition that may alter the free flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or has an implanted CSF drainage shunt.
  • Any other significant disease or disorder which, in the opinion of the Investigator, may either put the patient at risk because of participation in the study, may influence the results of the study, or may affect the patient's ability to participate in the study.


  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
    San Francisco California 94158 United States
  • Primary Children's Hospital
    Salt Lake City Utah 84108 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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Stoke Therapeutics, Inc
Phase 1/2 research study
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Expecting 78 study participants
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