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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2012 by Institut Pasteur.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: July 10, 2012
Last updated: December 5, 2012
Last verified: December 2012

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 Intervention
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Procedure: skin biopsy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

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Further study details as provided by Institut Pasteur:

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

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

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: patients Procedure: skin biopsy
biopsy 5mm maximum on healthy skin under local anaesthesia.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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: NCT01639391

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

Responsible Party: Institut Pasteur Identifier: NCT01639391     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-33
Study First Received: July 10, 2012
Last Updated: December 5, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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 processed this record on August 17, 2017