The Roles of Cytokines in the Mechanism of Insulin Resistance and Energy Balance

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2004 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: March 28, 2006
Last verified: December 2004
Insulin resistance and disturbances in energy homeostasis are associated with body weight changes, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, cancer cachexia, aging, and acute or chronic infectious diseases. Cytokines secreted by adipose tissue and inflammatory cells play important roles in the pathological conditions. Several novel cytokines were disclosed recently, but their functions have not been well known. Further investigation of these cytokines, resulting in insulin resistance and energy homeostasis, is very important to elucidate the mechanisms and develop new therapeutic strategies.

Metabolic Syndrome X
Insulin Resistance

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal

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Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: December 2004
Detailed Description:
We are studying patients with body weight change, increased or decreased. Healthy people are the control group. We are recording body weight, body height, and physical exam results. In addition, we are drawing peripheral blood for further biochemical and cytokine assays.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Insulin resistance condition
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00172614

Contact: Jaw-Shiun Tsai, MD 886-2-23123456 ext 5349

National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Jaw-Shiun Tsai, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Jaw-Shiun Tsai, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00172614     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9361701201 
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: March 28, 2006
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
metabolic syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Insulin Resistance
Metabolic Syndrome X
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on April 27, 2016