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|Eligible Ages||18 Years - 55 Years|
- - 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
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The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|University of California, Davis|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Emanual Maverakis, M.D.|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||University of California, Davis|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Psoriasis, Mycosis Fungoides|
|Study Website:||View Trial Website|
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.
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.
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.
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