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Measuring Levels of SMN in Blood Samples of SMA Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00061607
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 30, 2003
Last Update Posted : October 6, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) )

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date May 29, 2003
First Posted Date May 30, 2003
Last Update Posted Date October 6, 2017
Study Start Date May 19, 2003
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Measuring Levels of SMN in Blood Samples of SMA Patients
Official Title SMN Levels in Peripheral Blood Samples of SMA Patients and the Effects of Pharmacological Compounds In Vitro
Brief Summary

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disorder that affects the motor neurons. SMA is caused by a mutation in a part of the DNA called the survival motor neuron (SMN1) gene, which normally produces a protein called SMN. Because of their gene mutation, people with SMA make less SMN protein, which results in the loss of motor neurons. SMA symptoms may be improved by increasing the levels of SMN protein. The purpose of this study is to determine whether a drug called a histone deacetylase inhibitor can increase SMN levels.

After undergoing a general medical and neurological evaluation, study participants will donate a blood sample. Researchers will use this sample to measure SMN levels. They will also isolate cells from the blood and treat the cells with various drugs that may increase SMN levels.

Detailed Description Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a currently untreatable, autosomal recessive motor neuron disease that is caused by deficiency of full-length survival motor neuron (SMN) protein. One promising therapeutic approach to SMA is to pharmacologically increase full-length SMN protein levels. Several compounds have been shown to increase SMN levels in immortalized cell lines derived from SMA patients. The objective of this study is to determine baseline SMN levels in primary peripheral blood cells of SMA patients and heterozygous carriers compared to unaffected controls and to investigate the effects in vitro of pharmacological compounds that are expected to increase SMN levels. It is anticipated that these studies will provide further evidence to support the use of one or more of these compounds in a clinical trial for SMA patients. The study population will include patients with genetically proven type I, II, or III SMA and their family members. Blood samples from anonymous, unaffected control patients will be obtained through the department of transfusion medicine (99-CC-0168). This is an investigative study that involves blood drawing only. No new therapy will be provided except the standard of care.
Study Type Observational
Study Design Not Provided
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Not Provided
Study Population Not Provided
Condition Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications *

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Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Completed
Actual Enrollment
 (submitted: November 3, 2015)
73
Original Enrollment
 (submitted: June 23, 2005)
171
Study Completion Date April 4, 2017
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Diagnosis of SMA with genetically proven mutations in the SMN1 gene or unaffected family members (age greater than or equal to 2 years).

No exposure to valproic acid or any other HDAC inhibitors for a period of at least 2 weeks.

Written, informed consent (and assent, if applicable).

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

History of valproic acid or other HDAC inhibitor use within the past14 days.

History of bleeding disorder, which would make a blood draw unsafe.

Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 2 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT00061607
Other Study ID Numbers 030203
03-N-0203
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) )
Study Sponsor National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kenneth H Fischbeck, M.D. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
PRS Account National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Verification Date April 4, 2017