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The Alpha-1 Foundation Research Registry is a confidential database made up of individuals diagnosed with severe alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (Alpha-1) or the carrier state.
The Registry was established in 1997 by the Alpha-1 Foundation to facilitate research initiatives and promote the development of improved treatments and a cure for Alpha-1. Located at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, the Registry employs procedures that ensure the most stringent confidentiality of participants. The Registry operates under the direction of the Alpha-1 Foundation Board of Directors and is guided by an Advisory Committee comprised of leaders in the medical, ethical, scientific and Alpha communities. Individuals enrolled in the Registry have the ongoing opportunity to participate directly in clinical trials of new therapeutic approaches in addition to other research opportunities.
Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
Medical University of South Carolina. Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:28:50-0400
The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study is to evaluate the short-term safety of inhaled recombinant alpha 1-antitrypsin (rAAT) in subjects with alpha 1-antit...
The investigators hypothesize that there is liver injury (inflammation, fibrosis, cirrhosis) in adults with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD), which is asymptomatic, under-recognized, ...
This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of a recombinant adeno-associated virus vector expressing alpha-1 antitrypsin in patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Three groups...
The purpose of this clinical study is to assess the safety and tolerability of Alpha-1 MP in adult Alpha1-antitrypsin deficient patients.
The aim of this study is to describe the natural history of patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin associated emphysema and to figure out associated prognostic factors.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) frequently presents as difficult to manage asthma or asthma with fixed obstruction and is well documented as being underdiagnosed in the population.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, primarily caused by homozygosity for the Z allele of the SERPINA1 gene, is a well-established genetic cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Whether the...
A young patient presented himself to the emergency department with sudden-onset, breathing-dependent right-sided thoracic pain. The auscultation revealed diminished breath sounds on the right. The rad...
The most common and severe disease causing allele of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (1ATD) is Z-1AT. This protein aggregates in the endoplasmic reticulum, which is the main cause of liver disease in c...
Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is one of the most frequent genetic causes of liver and lung diseases. Despite its known association with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), AATD is la...
Deficiency of the protease inhibitor ALPHA 1-ANTITRYPSIN, leading primarily to degradation of elastin of the alveolar walls, as well as other structural proteins of a variety of tissues. (From Scriver, Beaudet, Sly, & Valle, The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease, 7th ed, p4125)
A trypsin-like enzyme of spermatozoa which is not inhibited by alpha 1 antitrypsin.
Enzymes that catalyze the exohydrolysis of 1,4-alpha-glucosidic linkages with release of alpha-glucose. Deficiency of alpha-1,4-glucosidase may cause GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISEASE TYPE II.
Plasma glycoprotein member of the serpin superfamily which inhibits TRYPSIN; NEUTROPHIL ELASTASE; and other PROTEOLYTIC ENZYMES.
A transcription factor that regulates the expression of a large set of hepatic proteins including SERUM ALBUMIN; beta-fibrinogen; and ALPHA 1-ANTITRYPSIN. It is composed of hetero- or homo-dimers of HEPATOCYTE NUCLEAR FACTOR 1-ALPHA and HEPATOCYTE NUCLEAR FACTOR 1-BETA.
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