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Brain Development Research Program

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified January 2017 by University of California, San Francisco
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00305305
First Posted: March 21, 2006
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2017
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Collaborators:
University of Washington
California Institute of Technology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco
  Purpose
Dr. Elliott Sherr and his collaborators at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are studying the genetic causes of disorders of cognition and epilepsy, in particular disorders of brain development that affect the corpus callosum, such as Aicardi syndrome, as well as two additional brain malformations, polymicrogyria and Dandy-Walker malformation. The goal of the investigators' research is to use a better understanding of the underlying genetic causes as a foundation to develop better treatments for these groups of patients.

Condition
Brain Disorders Aicardi Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Disorders of Cerebral Development: A Phenotypic and Genetic Analysis

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Further study details as provided by University of California, San Francisco:

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: August 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
We are studying both the genetics and clinical features of these disorders. We hope to understand the problems faced by individuals with these disorders as well as their causes. In the future, we hope to develop therapies that are geared specifically for individuals based on the underlying biology. To participate in the study, you will be asked to provide a copy of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) documenting Agenesis Corpus Callosum (ACC), Polymicrogyria (PMG), or Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM), clinical information, and blood samples from the affected individual and from the parents. Please see contact information and our webpage below.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Individuals with agenesis or dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, polymicrogyria, or cerebellar hypoplasia.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of agenesis or dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, polymicrogyria, or Dandy-Walker malformation
  • Should be confirmed by an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of the brain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fully formed but hypoplastic corpus callosum
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00305305


Contacts
Contact: Brieana Fregeau, BA 7605338985 brieana.fregeau@ucsf.edu

Locations
United States, California
University of California, San francisco Recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sub-Investigator: Anne Slavotinek, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Elysa Marco, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Rita J Jeremy, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
University of Washington
California Institute of Technology
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Elliott H Sherr, MD, PhD University of California, San Francisco
Principal Investigator: James Barkovich, MD University of California, San Francisco
Principal Investigator: Pratik Mukherjee, MD, PhD University of California, San Francisco
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Sherr EH, Owen R, Albertson DG, Pinkel D, Cotter PD, Slavotinek AM, Hetts SW, Jeremy RJ, Schilmoeller G, Schilmoeller K, Wakahiro M, Barkovich AJ. Genomic microarray analysis identifies candidate loci in patients with corpus callosum anomalies. Neurology. 2005 Nov 8;65(9):1496-8.
Hetts SW, Sherr EH, Chao S, Gobuty S, Barkovich AJ. Anomalies of the corpus callosum: an MR analysis of the phenotypic spectrum of associated malformations. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Nov;187(5):1343-8.
Paul LK, Brown WS, Adolphs R, Tyszka JM, Richards LJ, Mukherjee P, Sherr EH. Agenesis of the corpus callosum: genetic, developmental and functional aspects of connectivity. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2007 Apr;8(4):287-99. Review.
Li J, Shivakumar S, Wakahiro M, Mukherjee P, Barkovich AJ, Slavotinek A, Sherr EH. Agenesis of the corpus callosum, optic coloboma, intractable seizures, craniofacial and skeletal dysmorphisms: an autosomal recessive disorder similar to Temtamy syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2007 Aug 15;143A(16):1900-5.
Boland E, Clayton-Smith J, Woo VG, McKee S, Manson FD, Medne L, Zackai E, Swanson EA, Fitzpatrick D, Millen KJ, Sherr EH, Dobyns WB, Black GC. Mapping of deletion and translocation breakpoints in 1q44 implicates the serine/threonine kinase AKT3 in postnatal microcephaly and agenesis of the corpus callosum. Am J Hum Genet. 2007 Aug;81(2):292-303. Epub 2007 Jun 13.
Wahl M, Strominger Z, Jeremy RJ, Barkovich AJ, Wakahiro M, Sherr EH, Mukherjee P. Variability of homotopic and heterotopic callosal connectivity in partial agenesis of the corpus callosum: a 3T diffusion tensor imaging and Q-ball tractography study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 Feb;30(2):282-9. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A1361. Epub 2008 Nov 11.
Nakata Y, Barkovich AJ, Wahl M, Strominger Z, Jeremy RJ, Wakahiro M, Mukherjee P, Sherr EH. Diffusion abnormalities and reduced volume of the ventral cingulum bundle in agenesis of the corpus callosum: a 3T imaging study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 Jun;30(6):1142-8. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A1527. Epub 2009 Feb 26.
Wahl M, Li YO, Ng J, Lahue SC, Cooper SR, Sherr EH, Mukherjee P. Microstructural correlations of white matter tracts in the human brain. Neuroimage. 2010 Jun;51(2):531-41. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.02.072. Epub 2010 Mar 4.
Wahl M, Strominger ZA, Wakahiro M, Jeremy RJ, Mukherjee P, Sherr EH. Diffusion tensor imaging of Aicardi syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Aug;43(2):87-91. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2010.03.005.
O'Driscoll MC, Black GC, Clayton-Smith J, Sherr EH, Dobyns WB. Identification of genomic loci contributing to agenesis of the corpus callosum. Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Sep;152A(9):2145-59. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.33558.
Glass HC, Shaw GM, Ma C, Sherr EH. Agenesis of the corpus callosum in California 1983-2003: a population-based study. Am J Med Genet A. 2008 Oct 1;146A(19):2495-500. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.32418.
Tang PH, Bartha AI, Norton ME, Barkovich AJ, Sherr EH, Glenn OA. Agenesis of the corpus callosum: an MR imaging analysis of associated abnormalities in the fetus. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 Feb;30(2):257-63. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A1331. Epub 2008 Nov 6.
Travaglini L, Brancati F, Attie-Bitach T, Audollent S, Bertini E, Kaplan J, Perrault I, Iannicelli M, Mancuso B, Rigoli L, Rozet JM, Swistun D, Tolentino J, Dallapiccola B, Gleeson JG, Valente EM; International JSRD Study Group, Zankl A, Leventer R, Grattan-Smith P, Janecke A, D'Hooghe M, Sznajer Y, Van Coster R, Demerleir L, Dias K, Moco C, Moreira A, Kim CA, Maegawa G, Petkovic D, Abdel-Salam GM, Abdel-Aleem A, Zaki MS, Marti I, Quijano-Roy S, Sigaudy S, de Lonlay P, Romano S, Touraine R, Koenig M, Lagier-Tourenne C, Messer J, Collignon P, Wolf N, Philippi H, Kitsiou Tzeli S, Halldorsson S, Johannsdottir J, Ludvigsson P, Phadke SR, Udani V, Stuart B, Magee A, Lev D, Michelson M, Ben-Zeev B, Fischetto R, Benedicenti F, Stanzial F, Borgatti R, Accorsi P, Battaglia S, Fazzi E, Giordano L, Pinelli L, Boccone L, Bigoni S, Ferlini A, Donati MA, Caridi G, Divizia MT, Faravelli F, Ghiggeri G, Pessagno A, Briguglio M, Briuglia S, Salpietro CD, Tortorella G, Adami A, Castorina P, Lalatta F, Marra G, Riva D, Scelsa B, Spaccini L, Uziel G, Del Giudice E, Laverda AM, Ludwig K, Permunian A, Suppiej A, Signorini S, Uggetti C, Battini R, Di Giacomo M, Cilio MR, Di Sabato ML, Leuzzi V, Parisi P, Pollazzon M, Silengo M, De Vescovi R, Greco D, Romano C, Cazzagon M, Simonati A, Al-Tawari AA, Bastaki L, Mégarbané A, Sabolic Avramovska V, de Jong MM, Stromme P, Koul R, Rajab A, Azam M, Barbot C, Martorell Sampol L, Rodriguez B, Pascual-Castroviejo I, Teber S, Anlar B, Comu S, Karaca E, Kayserili H, Yüksel A, Akcakus M, Al Gazali L, Sztriha L, Nicholl D, Woods CG, Bennett C, Hurst J, Sheridan E, Barnicoat A, Hennekam R, Lees M, Blair E, Bernes S, Sanchez H, Clark AE, DeMarco E, Donahue C, Sherr E, Hahn J, Sanger TD, Gallager TE, Dobyns WB, Daugherty C, Krishnamoorthy KS, Sarco D, Walsh CA, McKanna T, Milisa J, Chung WK, De Vivo DC, Raynes H, Schubert R, Seward A, Brooks DG, Goldstein A, Caldwell J, Finsecke E, Maria BL, Holden K, Cruse RP, Swoboda KJ, Viskochil D. Expanding CEP290 mutational spectrum in ciliopathies. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Oct;149A(10):2173-80. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.33025.

Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00305305     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UCSF-PCRC #2206
First Submitted: March 17, 2006
First Posted: March 21, 2006
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
Agenesis Corpus Callosum
Polymicrogyria
Dandy-Walker
Brain Malformation
Autism
Epilepsy
Mental Retardation
MRI
Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (complete or partial)
Confirmed by a brain MRI.
Aicardi Syndrome.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Aicardi Syndrome
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Agenesis of Corpus Callosum
Nervous System Malformations
Eye Diseases, Hereditary
Eye Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked


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