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Evaluation of Lipoproteins

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Verified February 23, 2017 by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) ) Identifier:
First received: November 3, 1999
Last updated: April 20, 2017
Last verified: February 23, 2017

Lipoproteins are particles that carry fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides through the blood stream. These particles are involved in causing blood vessel disease that can lead to conditions like hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) or heart attacks (myocardial infarctions).

This study is designed to look closely at the factors affecting lipoproteins. Researchers plan to study patients and normal volunteers by measuring lipoprotein levels in the blood. Patients and volunteers will be placed on a balanced diet during the study. In addition, researchers plan to measure levels of various hormone and enzymes in the blood. Patients and volunteers participating in the study may be asked to undergo more specific tests in order to collect more information about lipoprotein metabolism.

This study may not provide direct benefits to patients and volunteers participating in it. However, information gathered from this study may help researchers develop better skills and techniques to diagnose and treat patients with diseases of lipoprotein metabolism.


Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Teaching Protocol for the Evaluation of Plasma Lipoproteins

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: August 6, 1979
Detailed Description:
The lipoprotein transport system is vital to the delivery of the hydrophobic fats that are carried in the aqueous environment of the blood. The lipoprotein particles that comprise this system are polydisperse and contain triglycerides, free and esterified cholesterol, phospholipids and proteins. Inborn errors in the lipoprotein transport system lead to alterations in both the steady state concentrations of the various lipoproteins and in the metabolism of these particles. These inborn errors lead to both hyperlipoproteinemia and hypolipoproteinemia. Profound changes in the ambient lipoprotein concentrations have a variety of clinical manifestations. The present study protocol is designed to permit a full evaluation of the lipids, lipoproteins, and apolipoproteins, in patients with potential genetic defects in these processes. The protocol will also permit training of students, staff clinicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dieticians and post-doctoral fellows in the evaluation and treatment of patients with dyslipidemias. The study population will include patients which are referred to the Lipid Service from private care providers, academic institutions, or the NHLBI Lipid website, with any of the following potential lipid abnormalities or clinical stigmata associated with dyslipoproteinemias: a) increased plasma levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol or LDL-cholesterol b) decreased plasma concentrations of cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol c) postprandial hyperlipidemia or d) eruptive xanthomas, xanthelasma, tuberous or tendinous xanthomas, or corneal opacities.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Plasma cholesterol levels greater than 200 mg/dl or less than 120 mg/dl - includes patients with diagnoses such as familial hypercholesterolemia, familial combined hyperlipidemia, sitosterolemia, cholesteryl ester storage disease, Erdheim chester disease, lipoprotein lipase, hepatic lipase or apo-CII deficiency, and dysbetalipoproteinemia.

Plasma LDL-C levels greater than 130 mg/dl or less than 70 mg/dl - includes patients with diagnoses such as familial hypercholesterolemia, familial combined hyperlipidemia, lipoprotein lipase, hepatic lipase, or apo-CII deficiency, sitosterolemia, dysbetalipoproteinemia, abetalipoproteinemia and hypobetalipoproteinemia.

Plasma HDL-C levels greater than 70 mg/dl or less than 25 mg/dl - includes patients with deficiency of cholesteryl ester transfer protein, lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase, phospholipid transfer protein, lipoprotein lipase, hepatic lipase, or apo-CII, and Tangier disease.

Plasma triglyceride levels greater than 150 mg/dl - includes patients with deficiency of lipoprotein lipase, hepatic lipase or apoC-II, dysbetalipoproteinemia, Type IV and Type V hyperlipidemia.


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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00001168

Contact: Robert D Shamburek, M.D. (301) 496-3460

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   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Principal Investigator: Robert D Shamburek, M.D. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier: NCT00001168     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 790100
Study First Received: November 3, 1999
Last Updated: April 20, 2017

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia
Plasma Lipoproteins

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn processed this record on April 26, 2017