Biomolecular Messages Associated With the Differentiation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Skeletal Muscle Progenitor Cells
|ClinicalTrials.gov 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
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|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||6 participants|
|Study Start Date :||August 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||July 2017|
- Cell count [ Time Frame: Day 50 ]