Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed

Exclusion Criterias

Pregnancy
Presence of other disorders that may be associated with immune-deficient or autoimmune process (e.g., HIV, lymphoma, lupus) or demyelinating disease other than MS (e.g., Lyme, B12 deficiency)
Intermittent or unilateral constant assistance (cane, crutch, brace) required to walk about 100 meters with or without resting (Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score greater than 5.5)
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Pregnancy
Presence of other disorders that may be associated with immune-deficient or autoimmune process (e.g., HIV, lymphoma, lupus) or demyelinating disease other than MS (e.g., Lyme, B12 deficiency)
Intermittent or unilateral constant assistance (cane, crutch, brace) required to walk about 100 meters with or without resting (Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score greater than 5.5)
Any treatment with steroids in the last 30 days prior to the blood draw or any immunosuppressive or Disease-modifying treatment (DMT) other than Glatiramer Acetate in the last 90 days

Summary

Conditions
Multiple Sclerosis
Type
Observational
Design
  • Observational Model: Case-Control
  • Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 60 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

MicroRNAs regulate gene expression. The abnormal expression of microRNAs has been reported in many human diseases. The purpose of this pilot study is to determine if microRNA expression is changed in untreated and glatiramer acetate-treated patients with multiple sclerosis. The expression of microRN...

MicroRNAs regulate gene expression. The abnormal expression of microRNAs has been reported in many human diseases. The purpose of this pilot study is to determine if microRNA expression is changed in untreated and glatiramer acetate-treated patients with multiple sclerosis. The expression of microRNA will be analysed in cell subsets separated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

Exclusion Criterias

Pregnancy
Presence of other disorders that may be associated with immune-deficient or autoimmune process (e.g., HIV, lymphoma, lupus) or demyelinating disease other than MS (e.g., Lyme, B12 deficiency)
Intermittent or unilateral constant assistance (cane, crutch, brace) required to walk about 100 meters with or without resting (Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score greater than 5.5)
...
Pregnancy
Presence of other disorders that may be associated with immune-deficient or autoimmune process (e.g., HIV, lymphoma, lupus) or demyelinating disease other than MS (e.g., Lyme, B12 deficiency)
Intermittent or unilateral constant assistance (cane, crutch, brace) required to walk about 100 meters with or without resting (Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score greater than 5.5)
Any treatment with steroids in the last 30 days prior to the blood draw or any immunosuppressive or Disease-modifying treatment (DMT) other than Glatiramer Acetate in the last 90 days

Locations

New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01993004
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Konstantin Balashov, MD, PhD, FAAN Rutgers-RWJMS
  • Konstantin Balashov, MD, PhD, FAAN Rutgers-RWJMS