A Biospecimen Repository for Neurodegenerative Disease Research in Cooperation with the National Cell Repository for Alzheimer Disease


About this study

The purpose of this study is to collect clinical data, serial blood samples for plasma, serum, DNA and RNA extraction, and a single time blood sample for peripheral blood monocytes for the preparation of stem cell lines and lymphocytes for the preparation of lymphoblastoid cell lines. There will also be a single time skin biopsy sample for tissue examination and preparation of skin fibroblasts from patients who have familial or sporadic ALS, ALS-FTD or similar neurodegenerative motor neuron disorders, and are participating in NINDS funded research projects in the Mayo Clinic ALS Center.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age > 18 years
  • Has a clinical diagnosis of ALS or ALS-FTD
  • Previously enrolled in ongoing DNA banking study 
  • Was evaluated regarding carrier status for a C9ORF72 repeat expansion

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Bjorn Oskarsson, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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