Studies of Inherited Diseases of Metabolism
Diseases of mineral metabolism such as familial multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (FMEN1), familial hypocaliuric hypercalcemia (FHH), familial hyperparathyroidism (FH), and pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) are known as hereditary abnormalities. Meaning these conditions are passed from parents to their children through genes. These specific conditions result in abnormal levels of calcium in the blood.
This study was designed to help researchers understand more about the genes that are responsible for these disorders. By learning more about the genetic process involved in hereditary abnormalities, new tests and treatments can be developed.
Subjects for this study will be members of families that have had relatives diagnosed with a disease of mineral metabolism. Participants will be asked to give blood samples for DNA extraction. DNA is the part of cells that carries genetic information.
The DNA will be analyzed and the results given to the subjects. Genetic counseling will be provided to subjects to aid in interpreting their results.
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
|Official Title:||Family Studies in Metabolic Diseases and Mineral Metabolism|
|Study Start Date:||April 1993|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001345
|Contact: Craig S Cochran, R.N.||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: William F Simonds, M.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||William F Simonds, M.D.||National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)|