Patient Specific Induced Pluripotency Stem Cells (PSiPS)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 6, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 27, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Royan Institute

Brief Summary:
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are adult cells that have been genetically reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell-like state by being forced to express genes and factors important for maintaining the defining properties of embryonic stem cells. The reprogramming of adult cells into embryonic stem (ES) cells enables the generation of patient-specific stem cells and thus has enormous potential for the treatment and analysis of degenerative diseases. In this project the investigators are going to induce pluripotent stem cells from cell cultures from skin biopsies of patients. The iPS cells will be developed for modeling diseases and drug discovery as well as basic research.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Hepatic Disorders Eye Disorders Procedure: Biopsy

Detailed Description:
iPS cells are typically derived by transfection of certain stem cell-associated genes into non-pluripotent cells, such as adult fibroblasts. Transfection is typically achieved through viral vectors, such as retroviruses. Transfected genes include the master transcriptional regulators Oct-3/4 (Pouf51) and Sox2, although to enhance the efficiency of induction some other genes e.g. Klf4, c-Myc. In this study after separation the fibroblasts from patient`s skin biopsy, the cells are transfected with 4 Yamanaka factors (human Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, c-Myc) after 3-4 weeks, transfected cells are isolated through morphological selection.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 15 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Patient Specific Induced Pluripotency Stem Cells (PSiPS)
Study Start Date : April 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Biopsy

Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: Biopsy
    Skin biopsy

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The patient who suffering from metabolic disorders

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Donors suffering from different (specified) metabolic disorders
  • Donors suffering from different (specified) eye disorders which resulted to blindness
  • Special blood group: O Bombay

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00953693

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Royan Institute
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Royan Institute
Study Chair: Hamid Gourabi, PhD Royan Institute
Study Director: Hossein Baharvand, PhD Royan Institute

Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Royan Institute Identifier: NCT00953693     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Royan-iPS-001
First Posted: August 6, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 27, 2012
Last Verified: April 2010

Keywords provided by Royan Institute:
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Hepatic disorders
Eye disorders
Blood groups

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Diseases
Eye Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Digestive System Diseases