Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Niemann Pick Disease (IPSNPABC)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03883750|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 25, 2019
|Condition or disease|
Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is a lipid storage disease that can present in infants, children, or adults. Neonates can present with ascites and severe liver disease from infiltration of the liver and/or respiratory failure from infiltration of the lungs. Other infants, without liver or pulmonary disease, have hypotonia and developmental delay. The classic presentation occurs in mid-to-late childhood with the insidious onset of ataxia, vertical supranuclear gaze palsy, and dementia. Dystonia and seizures are common. Dysarthria and dysphagia eventually become disabling, making oral feeding impossible; death usually occurs in the late second or third decade from aspiration pneumonia. Adults are more likely to present with dementia or psychiatric symptoms. The diagnosis of NPC is confirmed by biochemical testing that demonstrates impaired cholesterol esterification and positive filipin staining in cultured fibroblasts. Biochemical testing for carrier status is unreliable. Most individuals with NPC have NPC1, caused by mutations in the NPC1 gene; fewer than 20 individuals have been diagnosed with NPC2, caused by mutations in the NPC2 gene. Molecular genetic testing of the NPC1 genes detects disease-causing mutations in approximately 94% of individuals with NPC. Such testing is available clinically.
NPC is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. The phenotype (i.e., age of onset and severity of symptoms) usually runs true in families. Carrier testing for at-risk relatives and prenatal testing for pregnancies at increased risk are possible when the two disease-causing mutations have been identified in the family.
Though NPC is a pan-ethnic disorder, the prevalence of this autosomal-recessive disorder is elevated in countries with a higher frequency of consanguinity.
Therefore, the goal of the study to prepare a cell culture from patients affected with Niemann Pick disease in order to identify novel pathways and proteins involved in disease progression that allow for an earlier diagnosis (i.e. before symptom onset) and that are suitable targets for an individualized therapeutic approach able to address not only the hepatic form, but also the neurologic form of the disease, which is less responsive to the current therapeutic approaches.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Official Title:||Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for the Development of Novel Drug Therapies for Hepatic and Neurological Niemann Pick Disease|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 19, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 19, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 19, 2020|
- To generate patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells and then differentiate them into neural cells [ Time Frame: 24 months ]The aim of this study is to generate patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells and then differentiate them into neural cells to study the misfolded proteins in endoplasmic reticulum, their role in untranslated protein response, and possible mechanisms to shuttle the misfolded proteins into lysosomes.
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03883750
|Contact: Volha Skrahina, Dr||+4938180113594 ext email@example.com|
|Childrens Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Ferozepur Road||Recruiting|
|Lahore, Pakistan, 54600|
|Contact: Huma Arshad Cheema, Prof.|
|Contact: Nadeem Anjum, MD|
|Study Director:||Arndt Rolfs, Prof.||Centogene AG Rostock|