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The goal of this single institution study is to evaluate boys with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) diagnosed early in life, and to prospectively monitor them to determine parameters that will facilitate earlier detection of the childhood cerebral form of the disease. These at-risk subjects will be assessed yearly through travel to the University of Minnesota, where plasma and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) biomarker studies, MRI based imaging and neuropsychological assessments will be performed at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital and Clinics. The MRI and lumbar puncture to obtain CSF will be obtained under sedation. In addition, at intervening 6 months intervals information will be obtained remotely, including surveys and MRI's in their home location. Also at that time blood samples will be obtained locally and shipped to the University of Minnesota for study. There is no therapeutic intent in this study.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Not yet recruiting
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-31T06:56:21-0400
To test if the routine newborn screening dried blood spots can be used to test if elevation of C26:0 lysophosphatidylcholine (C26:0-lyso-PC), a status indicating adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
This is a Phase II/III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter, two parallel-group study in male patients with the AMN phenotype of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD)...
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the clinical efficacy of combination glyceryl trierucate and glyceryl trioleate (Lorenzo's Oil) therapy in boys with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. II. Compare t...
The purpose of this study is to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of mesenchymal stem cells (IT-MSC) in patients with active, advanced cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy (cALD).
In this pilot study, the investigators will assess the safety of two high-dose regimens of oral vitamin D supplementation and measure the effects of vitamin D supplementation on markers of...
To describe patients with different phenotypes of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy: pre-symptomatic, cerebral demyelinating inflammatory adrenoleukodystrophy, adrenomyeloneuropathy and adrenal insufficie...
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy(X-ALD) is a rare X-linked recessive metabolic disorder. The mutations in the ATP Binding Cassette Subfamily D Member 1 (ABCD1) gene account for the underlying molecular m...
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the standard intervention for childhood cerebral X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. However, the pretransplant conditions, demyelination patterns, com...
Elevated blood C26:0 lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) is a diagnostic marker for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD). Our aim was to develop a flow injection ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (FIA-MS...
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a progressive, genetic disorder caused by mutations in the ABCD1 gene that causes the accumulation of very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFA) in all tissues of the...
An X-linked recessive disorder characterized by the accumulation of saturated very long chain fatty acids in the LYSOSOMES of ADRENAL CORTEX and the white matter of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. This disease occurs almost exclusively in the males. Clinical features include the childhood onset of ATAXIA; NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; HYPERPIGMENTATION; ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY; SEIZURES; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; and DEMENTIA. The slowly progressive adult form is called adrenomyeloneuropathy. The defective gene ABCD1 is located at Xq28, and encodes the adrenoleukodystrophy protein (ATP-BINDING CASSETTE TRANSPORTERS).
A heterogeneous group of inherited metabolic disorders marked by absent or dysfunctional PEROXISOMES. Peroxisomal enzymatic abnormalities may be single or multiple. Biosynthetic peroxisomal pathways are compromised, including the ability to synthesize ether lipids and to oxidize long-chain fatty acid precursors. Diseases in this category include ZELLWEGER SYNDROME; INFANTILE REFSUM DISEASE; rhizomelic chondrodysplasia (CHONDRODYSPLASIA PUNCTATA, RHIZOMELIC); hyperpipecolic acidemia; neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy; and ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY (X-linked). Neurologic dysfunction is a prominent feature of most peroxisomal disorders.
An ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter that functions in the import of long chain (13-21 carbons) and very long chain fatty acids (> 22 carbons), or their acyl-CoA-derivatives, into PEROXISOMES. Mutations in the ABCD1 gene are associated with the X-linked form of ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY.
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blo...