Study of Homocysteine Metabolism in Homocystinuria
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004356|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine basal and postmethionine plasma homocysteine in patients with premature vascular disease, cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS) or methylenetitrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency, and in obligate heterozygotes for CBS or MTHFR.
II. Determine whole-body homocysteine metabolic rates with isotopically-labeled methionine.
|Condition or disease|
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a two-part study of homocysteine metabolism. Age-matched normal controls are entered in both parts of the study.
In first part of the study, participants are given oral methionine; baseline and postmethionine studies include amino acid quantitation, analysis of rapidly deproteinized plasma, and total plasma homocysteine.
In the second part of the study, participants (men and postmenopausal women only) undergo methionine tracer studies.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Study Start Date :||February 1995|
|Study Completion Date :||October 2000|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00004356
|Study Chair:||Bruce Barshop||University of California, San Diego|