Obtaining Undifferentiated Cells From Testis Biopsy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 17, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 19, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Carlos Simon, Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, IVI VALENCIA

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to isolate and culture stem cell from adult human testicular biopsies for future transplantation in fertility preservation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Azoospermia Other: analyse and proliferate the cells Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Testicular biopsies were obtained from azoospermic patients as part of their diagnosis and work-up after obtaining a signed informed consent. A portion of each sample was mechanically dissected in PBS with 1% Pen/Strep. For enzymatic digestion samples were incubated with 0.5g/ml Collagenase type 1A for 20min and TripLE Select for 15min at 37ºC on a shaker and then filtered with 30µm and centrifuged at 1,000rpm. The pellets were seeded and incubated in embryonic stem cell media (hESC) with glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF 4ng/mL) for 5-7 days at 37ºC (1st culture). To identify and isolate SSCs they were marked with CD49f antibody and FACS sorted. Positive cells were cultured in gelatine plates containing hESC media with leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF1000U/mL) (2nd culture).

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 65 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Isolation, Culture and Characterization Stem Cells From Testis Biopsy
Study Start Date : May 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Biopsy

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: tissue from biopsies Other: analyse and proliferate the cells
  1. Obtention of excess tissue from testicular biopsies and maintained in 4ºC until procedures.
  2. Digestion of the biopsies through controlled enzymes
  3. Replication of the cells
  4. Selection undifferentiated cells
  5. Expansion of the purification cells population
  6. Characterization of the cell population
  7. Assessment of pluripotent and germinal cell potential.
  8. Possible maturation of the cells.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assessment of potential germinal and pluripotent of the isolated cultures. [ Time Frame: one month ]

    •The spermatogonial cells isolated from testicular biopsies of azoospermic patients will be matured in vitro for thegeneration of sperm for infertility treatment.

    * Undifferentiated cells of the testis biopsy will be characterized as degrees of plasticity for proof that they are capable of regeneration spermatogenesis.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

-azoospermic patients

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01375062

IVI Valencia
Valencia, Spain, 46015
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Carlos Simon, MDPhD IVI Valencia
Principal Investigator: Marcia Riboldi, PhD Fundación IVI

Responsible Party: Carlos Simon, Principal Investigator; Gynecologist IVI Valencia, Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, IVI VALENCIA Identifier: NCT01375062     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0902-057-F-CS
First Posted: June 17, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 19, 2015
Last Verified: March 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infertility, Male
Genital Diseases, Male