Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3 Clinical Trial
Evaluation of Oxidative Capacity and Exercise Tolerance in Ambulatory Patients With Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
This proposal will focus on (1) estimating oxidative capacity of specific muscle groups during exercise using near infrared spectroscopy and (2) describing body composition to better understand exercise capacity and mitochondrial function in ambulatory spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients and disease controls. It is a 6-month observational study including 14 ambulatory SMA patients, 14 ambulatory patients with mitochondrial myopathy, and 14 healthy controls.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a progressive, recessively-inherited neuromuscular disease characterized by weakness and muscle atrophy due to the loss of spinal cord motor neurons. The results from this study would provide preliminary data, using non-invasive methods, on oxidative capacity in ambulatory SMA patients and disease controls to aid in the design of exercise intervention studies. Furthermore, this information would link previous laboratory and preclinical findings of mitochondrial depletion in SMA to the clinical condition and provide important information for future studies designed to improve oxidative capacity and fitness in SMA patients. ;
|Start date||November 2016|
|Completion date||May 2020|