Lipoprotein Metabolism in Normal Volunteers and Patients With High Levels of Lipoproteins
Researchers plan to study the fat-rich particles, called lipoproteins, which circulate in the blood. This study is designed to improve understanding of normal, as well as abnormal, lipoprotein metabolism and the role it plays in the development of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
Patients participating in this study will receive injections of lipoproteins or apolipoproteins (the protein component of lipoproteins) that have been isolated and purified. These lipoproteins will be labeled with small amounts of radioactive material and sterilized before they are injected into the patient.
Patients participating in the study will be required to have blood samples taken, and provide urine samples throughout the course of the study. In addition, patient will be required to follow a specially formulated diet. Patients will be weighed throughout the course of the study.
|Abetalipoproteinemia Atherosclerosis Healthy Inborn Errors Lipid Metabolism|
|Official Title:||Lipoprotein Metabolism in Normal Volunteers and Hyperlipoproteinemic Patients|
|Study Start Date:||March 3, 1976|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001154
|Contact: Robert D Shamburek, M.D.||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert D Shamburek, M.D.||National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)|