Functional Characterization of Parkin + Patients
|First Submitted Date||September 1, 2005|
|First Posted Date||September 2, 2005|
|Last Update Posted Date||April 19, 2007|
|Start Date||November 2003|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00142311 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
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|Brief Title||Functional Characterization of Parkin + Patients|
|Official Title||Clinical, Molecular and Metabolic Comparison Between Early Onset Parkinsonian, With or Without Parkin Mutation: Physiopathological Perspectives|
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most frequent neurodegenerative diseases, and for which the mechanisms remains unknown. Since the implication of susceptibility factors is highly suspect, we have recently shown that one monogenic form due to alterations in the Parkin gene was responsible for an important proportion of early onset familial and isolated cases. Nevertheless, it not has been determined yet the relationship between idiopathic Parkinson’s disease and secondary Parkinson’s disease with a Parkin gene mutation at the clinical, neuropsychological, metabolic and physiopathological levels. For establishing phenotype-genotype correlations, we propose to compare the phenotype of patients carrying a Parkin mutation (parkin « + », n=25) to those of early onset parkinsonians without a Parkin mutation (Parkin ” - ”, n = 25), and for some aspects (neuropsychological, behavioural and psychiatric evaluations) to the healthy brothers and sisters of Parkin cases “+”(n = 25). The evaluation will carry on the clinical aspects (quantification of the parkinsonian syndrome and reactivity to levodopa, neuropsychological, behavioural and psychiatric evaluations), molecular (types of abnormalities in the Parkin gene) and metabolic (PET – tomography by positron emission) of the disease.
Parkinson’s disease caused by Parkin gene mutations is associated with an important and homogeneous loss of dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta, which is different from those observed during the idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. The corresponding dopaminergic deficit should be associated with an excellent reactivity to levodopa, to a cognitive deficit and to behavioural and/or psychiatric attitudes, in relation with the massive alteration of dopaminergic efferences.
This multidisciplinary approach on Parkin cases will be performed in the centers for of clinical investigations of Grenoble and Paris, with the help of the French Parkinson’s Disease Study Group, and two centers for TEP (Lyon and Orsay). This project will allow to a better definition of diagnostic criteria of Parkin « + » cases, which will help for the molecular diagnosis in early onset cases, and will study precisely the clinical, psychiatric and metabolic consequences of a massive and homogeneous dopaminergic denervation, which seems to be different of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.
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|Study Design||Observational Model: Case Control
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Not Provided|
|Study Population||Not Provided|
|Study Groups/Cohorts||Not Provided|
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* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Estimated Completion Date||September 2006|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
- Age at onset before 45 Presence of at least two of the three cardinal signs: bradykinesia, rigidity with dental wheel, postural tremor Frank response to L-Dopa (> 30 %) Absence of personal history of meningitis-encephalopathy, neuroleptic treatment, absence of pyramidal, cerebellar or oculomotor signs, absence of dysautonomia or dementia that occurred less than 2 years before the onset of the disease Exclusion of Wilson's disease by usual biological tests Normal cerebral MRI
- Incapacity of the patient to understand and participate in the protocol
Patients who present a contraindication to the realization of cerebral MRI (pacemaker, cardiac valve, ustensile of neurosurgery or vascular surgery, intraocular tissue) could not be included in the group of patients with PET.
Women in age to procreate could not participate to the study with PET, only if she uses an effective contraception (oestroprogestives or a coil). Furthermore, the dates of PET examinations should be at the beginning of the menstrual cycle. At the first doubt, a dosage of b-HCG will be performed.
|Ages||18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||Yes|
|Contacts||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Listed Location Countries||France|
|Removed Location Countries|
|Other Study ID Numbers||A02094
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|U.S. FDA-regulated Product||Not Provided|
|IPD Sharing Statement||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor||Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France|
|Collaborators||Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris|
|PRS Account||Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France|
|Verification Date||April 2007|