T Cell Repertoire Analysis of Immune Mediated Skin Diseases

Study Purpose

This study is designed to identify the cells of the immune system that cause skin disease such as psoriasis and mycosis fungoides. Blood samples from many patients will be compared in hopes of finding common cells and molecules responsible for skin diseases. Results of this study will increase our knowledge about immune mediated skin disease.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Yes
Study Type

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Observational
Eligible Ages 18 Years - 55 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Have an immune mediated skin disease, such as psoriasis or mycosis fungoides - Are not taking immunosuppressive medications, which may interfere with T cell analysis.

Exclusion Criteria:

- are taking immunosuppressive medications, which may interfere with T cell analysis

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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NCT00368784
Phase

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Lead Sponsor

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University of California, Davis
Principal Investigator

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Emanual Maverakis, M.D.
Principal Investigator Affiliation University of California, Davis
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Other
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States
Conditions

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Psoriasis, Mycosis Fungoides
Study Website: View Trial Website
Additional Details

The aim of the study is to characterized the T cell repertoire of individuals with immune mediated skin disease (e.g. psoriasis and mycosis fungoides). Peripheral blood with be collected from volunteers with psoriasis, mycosis fungoides and age matched controls. Fifteen tablespoons of blood will be collected prior to the initiation of treatment and again after the patient shows a clinical response to treatment. The time between blood draws will be no less than 3 months. There will be no more than two blood draws per patient. Blood samples will be used to determine the patient's HLA haplotype via PCR and DNA sequencing. After the patient's haplotype has been established the activated T cell repertoire will be analyzed for clonal expansions. Clonal expansions in the T cell repertoire will be determined by immunoscope analysis, which is a PCR based technique.

Arms & Interventions

Arms

: 1

Individuals ages 12-85 with an immune mediated skin disease, such as psoriasis, scleroderma, or mycosis fungoides. Peripheral blood and/or check swabs will be collected from participants ages 12- 85 years old. These samples will then be used to characterize the inflammatory cells as described above.

: 2

Age-Matched Controls without immune mediated skin diseases. Peripheral blood and/or check swabs will be collected from participants ages 12- 85 years old. These samples will then be used to characterize the inflammatory cells as described above.

Interventions

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Sacramento, California

Status

Recruiting

Address

University of California, Davis Department of Dermatology

Sacramento, California, 95816

Site Contact

Emanual Maverakis, M.D.

[email protected]

916-734-1267

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