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Autologous Transplantation of Melanocytes for Treatment of Vitiligo Skin

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: NCT00631865
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 10, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Royan Institute

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE March 3, 2008
First Posted Date  ICMJE March 10, 2008
Last Update Posted Date July 20, 2016
Study Start Date  ICMJE February 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date February 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: March 7, 2008)
percentage of repigmentation [ Time Frame: 2 and 4 weeks after transplantation ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: March 7, 2008)
stability of the achieved repigmentation [ Time Frame: 6 months after transplantation ]
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Autologous Transplantation of Melanocytes for Treatment of Vitiligo Skin
Official Title  ICMJE Autologous Transplantation of Melanocytes for Treatment of Vitiligo Skin
Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy and safety of autologous transplantation of melanocytes in patients with vitiligo.
Detailed Description

Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. Histologically it is characterized by absence of melanocytes along the epidermal basal layer.

Using cell suspension with non-cultured melanocytes which injected into blister of depigmented lesion, a success rate of 85% was reported for repigmentation. However there are some limitations in this technique: the induction of blister is limited to several sites of the body, hypo-pigmentation around the recipient area due to cryodamage of peripheral melanocytes and leakage of suspension out of the blister. To reduce these problems, in this study we will inject melanocytes directly to epidermis.

A shaved biopsy specimen (about 1 cm2) is taken from the patient's normally pigmented area under local anesthesia (lidocaine hydrochloride 20 mg/ml). The specimens are incubated in 0.25% trypsin solution for 15 minutes at 37°C 0.02% EDTA solution for 10 minutes. Then epidermal sheets are gently manipulated with forceps to dissociate the epidermal cells and to yield a cell suspension, followed by treatment with 0.5% trypsin/versene solution at 37C for 3-5 minutes. Well-dispersed cell suspension is aspirated into 1 ml syringes and injected directly in epidermis.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Vitiligo
Intervention  ICMJE Biological: Melanocyte transplantation
Injection of melanocytes directly in Epidermis
Other Names:
  • cell therapy
  • cell transplantation
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: cell transplantation group
Epidermal Cell transplantation in patients with vitiligo
Intervention: Biological: Melanocyte transplantation
Publications * Khodadadi L, Shafieyan S, Sotoudeh M, Dizaj AV, Shahverdi A, Aghdami N, Baharvand H. Intraepidermal injection of dissociated epidermal cell suspension improves vitiligo. Arch Dermatol Res. 2010 Oct;302(8):593-9. doi: 10.1007/s00403-010-1034-7. Epub 2010 Apr 4.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: July 18, 2016)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: March 7, 2008)
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE May 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date February 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age over 12 years
  • Stable form of vitiligo (no increase in the size of the lesion for at least one year)
  • No use of immunosuppressive & cytotoxic drugs at least for past 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant patients
  • Patients with active disease
  • Infection at the recipient site
  • Evidence of köebner in the past
  • Keloidal tendencies
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 12 Years to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Iran, Islamic Republic of
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00631865
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE Royan-skin-001
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Royan Institute
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Royan Institute
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Hossein Baharvand, PhD Head of Royan stem cell department
Principal Investigator: Saeeid Shafieian, MD Firoozgar Hospital
Study Director: Nasser Aghdami, MD., PhD Head of Royan transplantation Lab
PRS Account Royan Institute
Verification Date February 2009

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