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Creation of a Bank of Fibroblast From Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Pilot Study (ALSCELL)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01639391
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 12, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 1, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Institut Pasteur

Brief Summary:

Patients with ALS will be included in the reference center for ALS in hospital La Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris.

The study proposes to investigate the pathophysiology of ALS by setting up a fibroblast bank for studying molecular, cellular and genetic parameters of the pathology.

iPS (induced pluripotent stem cells) and then differentiated cells will be generated.

The pathophysiology of ALS will be studied on the 3 types of cells (fibroblasts, iPS, differentiated cells).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Procedure: skin biopsy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 19 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Creation of a Bank of Fibroblast From Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Pilot Study
Actual Study Start Date : November 29, 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 17, 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : March 17, 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: patients Procedure: skin biopsy
biopsy 5mm maximum on healthy skin under local anaesthesia.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Success of fibroblast culture, amplification, and freezing pellets [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Induced pluripotent Stem Cells generation success [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  2. neurones, motoneurones, glial cells obtention from fibroblasts or iPS [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients over 18 years old
  • ALS sporadic or familial or unknown

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known cutaneous disease not allowing the biopsy
  • platelets less than 10 000/m3
  • suspected or known xylocain allergy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01639391

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Centre référent maladies rares SLA
Paris, France, 75013
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut Pasteur
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Principal Investigator: Lucette Lacomblez, MD hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris
Study Chair: Delphine Bohl, PhD Institut Pasteur

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Responsible Party: Institut Pasteur Identifier: NCT01639391    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-33
First Posted: July 12, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 1, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Motor Neuron Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
TDP-43 Proteinopathies
Proteostasis Deficiencies
Metabolic Diseases