Human Skin Aging: Clinical Parameters and Gene Expression Profiling (GEP)
Skin aging is a complex process involving genetic and environmental factors. The investigators hope to learn more about how human genes and their function can contribute to skin aging and human health.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||Human Skin Aging: Clinical Parameters and Gene Expression Profiling|
Blood and skin samples
|Study Start Date:||May 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Healthy females aged >=18|
This study includes answering a survey on prior sun exposures, donating two small pieces of skin (4mm each), one blood draw, complexion analysis, photographs, and non-invasive tests such as skin surface lipid analysis. Your blood and tissue will be sent for DNA analysis and gene expression profiling.
|United States, California|
|Redwood City, California, United States, 94603|
|Principal Investigator:||Alfred Lane, MD||Stanford University|
|Study Director:||Anne Chang, MD||Stanford University|