Frequency of ICAM-1 Polymorphisms in Obese Subjects

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 19, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 19, 2007
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Istituto Auxologico Italiano

Brief Summary:
The genetic contribution to the development of obesity is now well recognized. However obesity is a polygenic disease and thus many genes are likely to be involved. This study aims to investigate the possible association between specific variants of the gene coding for the Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (ICAM-1)and the development of severe obesity in an Italian population

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
Severely obese subjects referred to our institution will be evaluated. For the aim of the study, a venous blood sample will be obtained from these subjects and from a group of normal weight volunteers. Genomic DNA will be extracted from the blood samples and analysed by standard molecular biology techniques.The allelic and genotype frequencies of the two ICAM-1 variants will be calculated in the obese and control groups. The statistical significance of possible differences will be determined

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study of the Association Between ICAM-1 Polymorphisms and Severe Obesity
Study Start Date : January 2005
Study Completion Date : July 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obesity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Associated inflammatory diseases

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00436488

Sponsors and Collaborators
Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Principal Investigator: Anna Maria Di Blasio, MD Istituto Auxologico Italiano Identifier: NCT00436488     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12C501
First Posted: February 19, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 19, 2007
Last Verified: February 2007

Keywords provided by Istituto Auxologico Italiano:
Gene variants

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms