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Biomolecular Messages Associated With the Differentiation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Skeletal Muscle Progenitor Cells

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: NCT02836145
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2016 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : July 18, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 18, 2016
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National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:

Female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are common diseases especially in aged women that frequently cause urogenital infection, voiding difficulty, urinary retention, pelvic pain, constipation, and coital difficulty, as well as impact the quality of life of women. Risk factors of the above diseases include pregnancy, vaginal delivery, and menopausal status. Despite playing a crucial role in the pathophysiology of the above diseases, the urogenital skeletal muscular dysfunction cannot be fully corrected via the current treatment modalities.

The human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) represent a prime candidate cell type for current research and future cell therapy because of their significant self-renewal, differentiation potential and the relative lack of ethical conflict. With the advent of efficient technology of reprogramming peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) into hiPSCs, researchers can generate personalized lines of cells from which it will be possible to obtain differentiated cells in a less invasive way, introducing opportunities in treating diseases that are now considered incurable.

Until very recently, little success has been achieved in terms of skeletal muscle differentiation from hiPSCs. The purpose of this study is to explore the applicability of the differentiation into skeletal muscle progenitor cells from hiPSC cell lines and the associated biomolecular messages. It is anticipated that the derived skeletal muscle progenitor cells can be reprogrammed from PBMCs of female patients with urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse and used in preclinical testing for relieving female urogenital problems.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Female Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Other: Differentiation of hiPSCs to skeletal muscle progenitors

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 6 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : August 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2017

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cell count [ Time Frame: Day 50 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Cell lines (human induced pluripotent stem cells, hiPSCs)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • human induced pluripotent stem cells, hiPSCs

Exclusion Criteria:


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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT02836145    
Other Study ID Numbers: NTU-REC-201603059RINA
First Posted: July 18, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 18, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Urinary Incontinence
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical