SMN Copy Number Distribution in Mali, West Africa
|First Received Date ICMJE||January 28, 2010|
|Last Updated Date||July 29, 2014|
|Start Date ICMJE||January 2010|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||Primary outcome measure for phase 1 is DNA extraction yield of sufficient quantity and quality for SMN genotyping in at least 90% of samples|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01059240 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||Secondary outcome measures for phase 2 are the frequency of SMA carriers (SMN1 deletion heterozygotes) and the SMN1 and SMN2 copy number distribution in Mali.|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||SMN Copy Number Distribution in Mali, West Africa|
|Official Title ICMJE||SMN Copy Number Distribution in Mali, West Africa|
- To collect blood samples for use in studying genetic data related to spinal muscular atrophy.
-< TAB> Bamako, Mali, West Africa
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive motor neuron disease that is caused by mutations in the survival motor neuron gene, SMN1. The objective of this study is to determine the SMN copy number distribution in the Malian population and to compare this to published data obtained elsewhere. It is anticipated that this study will help to refine the knowledge of SMA by assessing the distribution of SMN copy number, and the SMA carrier frequency in a sub-Saharan nation, thus expanding the information base available to clinicians and patients considering SMA carrier testing.
The study population will include 1400 adult (18 years of age and older) volunteers only.
Blood samples from volunteers will be collected from students at the School of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry (FMPOS) at the University of Bamako, which consists of an ethnically diverse population representative of the Malian ethnicities. No therapy will be provided to study participants.
Outcome measure for phase 1 is DNA extraction yield of sufficient quantity and quality for SMN genotyping by Genzyme in at least 90% of samples. Outcome measures for phase 2 are the frequency of SMA carriers (SMN1 deletion heterozygotes) and the SMN1 and SMN2 copy number distribution in Mali.
|Study Type ICMJE||Observational|
|Study Design ICMJE||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Not Provided|
|Study Population||Not Provided|
|Condition ICMJE||Spinal Muscular Atrophy|
|Intervention ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Group/Cohort (s)||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||1400|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
Medical students at the FMPOS of Malian ancestry and nationality who are 18 years of age and above will be considered for this study.
Subjects may not be eligible to participate if they have a condition that would make a single 6 ml blood draw unsafe. Student assistants are ineligible for the study participation.
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||Mali|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT01059240|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||999910033, 10-N-N033|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||July 2014|
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