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Genetic Study of Lupus Patients and Their Families

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00235378
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 10, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2015
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to perform genetic testing in and to collect information from families affected by lupus in order to identify the genetic factors associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Condition or disease
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Detailed Description:

Little is known about the genetic factors that predispose people to developing SLE. Genes in patients with SLE may provide clues about SLE's pathogenesis. This study will compare genes from SLE patients, their unaffected family members, and control participants. Travel to the study site is not required.

In this study, blood samples will be collected from people diagnosed with SLE, their unaffected family members, and condition-matched controls. Participants will be asked questions about their health and will provide a small blood sample. Participants will also be asked to provide written permission for release of medical information, so that their disease status can be verified through medical record review or through consultation with their doctors. Study personnel may contact participants in the future for follow-up questions and additional blood draws, if the participant agrees.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2356 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Gene Mapping in Women With SLE
Study Start Date : July 1996
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2013

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SLE patients
Unaffected family members of SLE patients
Control participants

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants include SLE patients, their unaffected family members, and healthy controls.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of SLE OR a family member of participant diagnosed with SLE

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00235378

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United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
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Principal Investigator: Timothy W. Behrens, MD University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Patrick Gaffney University of Minnesota


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Responsible Party: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Identifier: NCT00235378     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01AR043274 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R01AR043274 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 10, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 15, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015
Keywords provided by Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases