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Inflammatory Cells From Various Pathologies

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02270411
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 21, 2014
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Innovaderm Research Inc.

Brief Summary:

The objective of this non-therapeutic experiment is to develop a method to isolate inflammatory cells from skin biopsies as well as a method to evaluate the expression of genes in those cells that are involved in inflammation. It could eventually be used to better understand the following conditions: atopic dermatitis, acne rosacea and acne vulgaris. It can also be used to better understand how various medications work in patients with atopic dermatitis, acne rosacea and acne vulgaris.

Up to 15 healthy volunteers, 15 subjects with atopic dermatitis, 15 subjects with acne rosacea and up to 15 subjects with acne vulgaris will be selected. For healthy volunteers and subjects with atopic dermatitis, a maximum of four (4) skin biopsies (2-4 mm) per subject will be taken.

For subjects with acne rosacea and acne vulgaris, a maximum of two (2) skin biopsies (3 mm) per subject will be collected. Biopsies will be performed on either the trunk or the limbs, excluding the hands and the feet. The biopsies will be used to develop a method to isolate inflammatory cells from the skin. Various protocols will be tested to find the best method. No medication will be given to you for this experiment.


Condition or disease
Atopic Dermatitis Acne Rosacea Acne Vulgaris

Detailed Description:

Innovaderm, in collaboration with "The Immunoregulation laboratories of CRCHUM" and "McGill University division of dermatology", recently developed a novel 6-hour method to study IL-17A (Interleukin) and IL-22 from fresh biopsies of psoriatic patients. This reproducible experimental approach combines enzymatic digestion and mechanical dissociation for skin cell isolation. This is followed by a multi-color flow cytometry analysis in the absence of in vitro expansion and re-stimulation. Using this method, we examined the cellular source of IL-17A and IL-22 on a small number (20x10³) of viable CD45+ (Cluster of Differentiation Antigen 45) cells that are freshly isolated from 4 mm punch skin biopsies (n=22 patients with psoriasis). The method was used for the study on "Persistence of IL-17A+ T lymphocytes and IL-17A expression in psoriatic plaques refractory to ustekinumab therapy" presented during the 72nd annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Denver. A detailed presentation of this method will be done during the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

We would like to investigate and adapt this method for other dermatological conditions such as Atopic Dermatitis, Acne Rosacea and Acne Vulgaris.


Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Development of a Method to Isolate Inflammatory Cells From Skin Biopsies of Patients With Various Pathologies for Quantitative Flow Cytometry Analysis
Study Start Date : May 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2018

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Acne Eczema Rosacea
U.S. FDA Resources

Group/Cohort
Healthy Subjects
Atopic Dermatitis
Patient has a history of atopic dermatitis for at least 6 months.
Acne Rosacea
Patient has a history of acne rosacea for at least 6 months.
Acne Vulgaris
Patient has a history of acne vulgaris for at least 6 months.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Isolate Inflammatory Cells for Atopic Dermatitis [ Time Frame: 1 Day ]
    The objective of this experiment is to develop and validate in vitro methods to isolate inflammatory cells from skin biopsies for quantitative flow cytometry analysis. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) will also be performed using skin biopsy samples to validate flow cytometry results. Such methods could eventually be used to better understand the pathophysiology and the mechanism of action of various medications in patients with atopic dermatitis.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Isolate Inflammatory Cells for Acne Rosacea [ Time Frame: 1 Day ]
    The objective of this experiment is to develop and validate in vitro methods to isolate inflammatory cells from skin biopsies for quantitative flow cytometry analysis. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) will also be performed using skin biopsy samples to validate flow cytometry results. Such methods could eventually be used to better understand the pathophysiology and the mechanism of action of various medications in patients with acne rosacea.

  2. Isolate Inflammatory Cells for Acne Vulgaris [ Time Frame: 1 Day ]
    The objective of this experiment is to develop and validate in vitro methods to isolate inflammatory cells from skin biopsies for quantitative flow cytometry analysis. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) will also be performed using skin biopsy samples to validate flow cytometry results. Such methods could eventually be used to better understand the pathophysiology and the mechanism of action of various medications in patients with acne vulgaris.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Invitation to volunteer
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject, male or female, is aged 18 years or older at the screening visit.
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential must have a negative urine pregnancy test at the Screening visit.
  • Subjects must be able and willing to provide written informed consent and comply with the requirements of this study protocol.

    **Special inclusion criteria for volunteers with atopic dermatitis, acne rosacea or acne vulgaris

  • Patient has a history of atopic dermatitis, acne rosacea or acne vulgaris for at least 6 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Female subject is pregnant or lactating.
  • Subject is currently participating in a clinical trial with an experimental drug or device.
  • Subject is known to have hepatitis B or hepatitis C viral infection.
  • Subject is known to have immune deficiency or is immunocompromised
  • Subject has a known hypersensitivity/allergy to lidocaine
  • Patient has a history of keloids
  • Patient is taking heparin, warfarin or has a contraindication to skin biopsies.
  • Patient has used systemic medication, medical devices or natural health products to treat rosacea, atopic dermatitis or acne vulgaris or UVB (Ultraviolet B) phototherapy on the areas to be biopsied within 4 weeks of biopsy day
  • Patient has used oral, intravenous, intramuscular or intra-lesional or intra-articular steroids, or immunosuppressive medication on the areas to be biopsied within 4 weeks of biopsy day
  • Patient has used topical medication, natural health products or medical devices to treat rosacea, atopic dermatitis or acne vulgaris on the areas to be biopsied within 4 weeks of biopsy day
  • Patients is currently using or has used isotretinoin

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Contacts
Contact: Annie Levesque 514-521-4285 ext 222 alevesque@innovaderm.ca

Locations
Canada, Quebec
Innovaderm Research Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2K 4L5
Contact: MARIE-JOSEE MENARD    514-521-4285 ext 380    mjmenard@innovaderm.ca   
Principal Investigator: Robert Bissonnette, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Catherine Maari, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Innovaderm Research Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert Bissonnette, MD Innovaderm Research

Responsible Party: Innovaderm Research Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02270411     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Inno-6036
First Posted: October 21, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2017
Last Verified: August 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eczema
Dermatitis
Dermatitis, Atopic
Acne Vulgaris
Rosacea
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Acneiform Eruptions
Sebaceous Gland Diseases