Quantification of Human Adipogenesis
This study is using a novel technology to measure the rate of turnover of new fat cells. It involves a 2-night stay in the hospital, and 2 fat biopsies. The fat biopsies will be looked at under a special microscope that can tell which fat cells have been recently made.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Quantification of Human Adipogenesis|
- Quantifying human adipogenesis-counting the number of new fat cells. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
Fat biopsy. Mucosal smear. White blood cells.
|Study Start Date:||December 2010|
18-49 year old healthy men and women. Free of significant chronic medical illness and illicit substance abuse. Body ass index from 20 to 27. Must be able to easily 'pinch an inch' of belly fat.
Stable isotope 15N-Thymidine, 750 mg, infused IV for 48 hours.
|Contact: Todd S Perlstein, MD||617 732 5500 ext email@example.com|
|Contact: Matthew Steinhauser, MD||617 732 5500 ext 13202||MSTEINHAUSER@PARTNERS.ORG|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Brigham and Women's Hospital||Recruiting|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115|
|Contact: Todd S Perlstein, MD 617-732-5656 ext 34358 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Matthew Steinhauser, MD 617 732 5656 ext 13202 MSTEINHAUSER@PARTNERS.ORG|