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I. Determine specific clinical features, molecular abnormalities, and laboratory-based biological markers of free radical stress that are associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and influence disease severity.
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a screening and diagnostic study. Blood and urine samples are collected from patients every 2 months for 1 year. All samples are evaluated for measures of free radical damage and levels of the body's own antioxidant activity.
Observational Model: Defined Population, Primary Purpose: Screening, Time Perspective: Prospective
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Active, not recruiting
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:14-0400
The goal of this study is to investigate the safety and tolerability of allogeneic Wharton's jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells administration in the individuals with diagnosed amyotroph...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy and confirm the safety of E0302 in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) by assessing changes in scores of survival rat...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics of GDC-0134 in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
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There are no reliable biomarkers that could evaluate the disease burden in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
There are some indications of increasing incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Awareness of cognitive impairment in ALS has increased in recent years. We describe the epidemiology and clin...
The development of biomarkers for use in diagnosing, monitoring disease progression and analyzing therapeutic trials response in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is essential.
A glutamate antagonist (RECEPTORS, GLUTAMATE) used as an anticonvulsant (ANTICONVULSANTS) and to prolong the survival of patients with AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS.
A superoxide dismutase (SOD1) that requires copper and zinc ions for its activity to destroy SUPEROXIDE FREE RADICALS within the CYTOPLASM. Mutations in the SOD1 gene are associated with AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS-1.
Diseases characterized by a selective degeneration of the motor neurons of the spinal cord, brainstem, or motor cortex. Clinical subtypes are distinguished by the major site of degeneration. In AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS there is involvement of upper, lower, and brainstem motor neurons. In progressive muscular atrophy and related syndromes (see MUSCULAR ATROPHY, SPINAL) the motor neurons in the spinal cord are primarily affected. With progressive bulbar palsy (BULBAR PALSY, PROGRESSIVE), the initial degeneration occurs in the brainstem. In primary lateral sclerosis, the cortical neurons are affected in isolation. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)
A Poly(A) RNA-binding protein that negatively regulates EGFR ENDOCYTOSIS. An increased risk for developing AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS 13 is observed in patients who have more than 23 CAG repeats in the ATXN2 gene coding sequence. Larger CAG expansions in the ATXN2 gene occur in SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA 2 patients.
A widely-expressed protein of approximately 400 to 500 amino acids. Its N-terminal region (DENN domain) interacts with RAB GTP-BINDING PROTEINS and may regulate AUTOPHAGY, as well as PROTEIN TRANSPORT to ENDOSOMES. Expansion of the GGGGCC hexanucleotide repeat in the first intron of the C9orf72 gene is associated with FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA with AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (FTDALS1).
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