Genetics of Motor Learning
|First Received Date ICMJE||April 16, 2010|
|Last Updated Date||November 27, 2013|
|Start Date ICMJE||April 2010|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||Genetic polymorphism frequency (e.g. BNDF Va166Met) compared to measures of motor learning (e.g. reaction time or fMRI BOLD signal change)|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01105845 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Genetics of Motor Learning|
|Official Title ICMJE||Genetics of Motor Learning|
- New studies in human genetics have revealed information about genetic connections to memory and motor behavior. Researchers are interested in investigating the role of genetics in motor learning, in conjunction with related studies taking place in the Human Motor Control Section of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS). Participants in motor learning studies conducted at NINDS will be asked to provide blood samples for further evaluation.
- To create a repository of blood samples from patients and healthy subjects who are participating in NINDS motor learning studies.
- Individuals between 18 and 100 years of age who are or will be participating in motor learning research studies at the National Institutes of Health.
The objective of this study is to create a bio-repository of blood samples from patients and healthy subjects who are participating in NINDS motor learning studies. Blood will be analyzed for BDNF and samples stored for future genetic studies. . A variety of genes that may affect motor learning are being increasingly identified, and variations among these genes, referred to as polymorphisms, may help explain individual differences.
We will enroll up to five hundred healthy volunteers and five hundred volunteers with movement difficulties who are between the ages of 18 and 100 and who are already participating, or will be participating, in other protocols dealing with motor learning research studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
This is an observational and repository protocol that involves a single blood sample for genetic analysis. This will allow the genetic characterization of subjects participating in motor learning protocols to be analyzed and tested for the role of genetics in motor learning results.
We will compare genetic variations with the different behavioral, electrophysiologic, imaging, or other outcomes acquired in the associated motor learning studies. Thus, we will determine whether specific polymorphisms are associated with different measures of motor learning.
|Study Type ICMJE||Observational|
|Study Design ICMJE||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Not Provided|
|Study Population||Not Provided|
|Intervention ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Group/Cohort (s)||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Recruiting|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||1000|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
Anyone aged 18-100 years and participating in a motor learning study at NIH is eligible to participate in this study.
Anyone with impaired decisional capacity, inability to provide informed consent, or who is unable to safely give blood is not eligible to participate in this study.
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT01105845|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||100092, 10-N-0092|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||March 2013|
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