Oligomeric Alpha-synuclein in Multiple System Atrophy (BIOAMS)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01485549|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 5, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 27, 2019
|Condition or disease|
|Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)|
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder which is characterized by a variable combination of parkinsonism, cerebellar dysfunction, autonomic failure, and additional signs.
No effective treatment is available. Together with PD and Lewy body dementia, MSA belongs to a group of neurodegenerative disorders, the alpha-synucleinopathies, which are characterized by the abnormal accumulation of alpha-synuclein.
The development of biological markers for the diagnosis and prognosis in MSA remains an unmet need. Such biological markers are crucial for future disease-modification and neuroprotection trials. Alpha-synuclein has a high potential for biomarker development since it constitutes the pathological hallmark feature in MSA.
The oligomeric alpha-synuclein seems to be particularly involved in abnormal protein aggregation in alpha-synucleinopathies.
The study will compare alpha-synuclein levels in CSF and plasma between patients suffering from AMS and controls who are patients requiring spinal tap without being affected by a neurodegenerative disorder. The MSA patients and controls will receive CSF and blood sampling at one study visit.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||48 participants|
|Official Title:||Oligomeric Alpha-synuclein Levels as a Biomarker for Multiple System Atrophy|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 26, 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 20, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 21, 2018|
Patients suffering from Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
Patients requiring spinal tap without being affected by a neurodegenerative disorder.
- Concentration of oligomeric alpha-synuclein in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). [ Time Frame: Day 0 ]
- Total alpha-synuclein concentration in CSF and oligomeric/total alpha-synuclein ratio in CSF [ Time Frame: Day 0 ]
- Oligomeric and total alpha-synuclein concentration in plasma and oligomeric/total alpha-synuclein ratio in plasma [ Time Frame: Day 0 ]
- Alpha-synuclein levels in relation to disease duration and age [ Time Frame: Day 0 ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
- cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
- whole blood
- blood serum
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01485549
|Bordeaux University Hospital|
|Pessac, France, 33604|
|Principal Investigator:||Wassilios MEISSNER, MD, PhD||University Hospital, Bordeaux|