GR Defect in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in COPD

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 13, 2008
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Imperial College London

Brief Summary: investigate a possible mechanism of the glucocorticosteroid receptors (GR) defect in patients with severe COPD by studying the effect of dexamethasone (Dex) on GR- binding, interleukin production (IL-6/IL-8) and MKP-1 expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells blood (PBMC)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Procedure: blood test

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: GR Defect in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in COPD
Study Start Date : February 2005
Study Completion Date : December 2008

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with severe (stage III, Gold) to very severe (stage IV, GOLD) COPD or subjects who are healthy smokers or subjects who are non-smokers
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current upper respiratory tract infections
  • Any significant disease or disorder (e.g. cardiovascular, pulmonary (other than asthma), gastrointestinal, liver, renal, neurological, musculoskeletal, endocrine, metabolic, malignant, psychiatric, major physical impairment) which, in the opinion of the investigator, may either put the subject at risk because of participation in the study, or may influence the results of the study, or the subjects ability to participate in the study
  • Subjects not considered capable, as judged by the investigator, of following instructions of the study, e.g. because of a history of alcohol or drug abuse or any other reason

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00159237

United Kingdom
Section of Airway Disease, Asthma Lab, Imperial College London, Royal Brompton Hospital
London, United Kingdom, SW3 6LY
Sponsors and Collaborators
Imperial College London
Principal Investigator: Sergei A Kharitonov, MD PhD Imperial College London Identifier: NCT00159237     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D5899N00007
First Posted: September 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 13, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases