Study of T Cell Phenotype Activation Pathway in Human Alcoholic Liver Disease

This study has been completed.
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Erasme University Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 28, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2008
History: No changes posted

Alcoholic liver disease is characterized by circulating T cell activation and liver T cell infiltration but their phenotype is poorly studied. The aim of the study is to test the hypothesis that the (CD4+ T cell secreting Interleukin-17) Th17 pathway is involved in alcoholic liver disease.

Alcoholic Liver Disease
Chronic Hepatitis C Virus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study of T Cell Phenotype Activation Pathway in Human Alcoholic Liver Disease

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Further study details as provided by Erasme University Hospital:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear cell culture medium.

Enrollment: 49
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
alcoholic liver disease
chronic hepatitis C virus infection

Detailed Description:

Consecutive patients undergoing transjugular liver biopsies for alcoholic liver disease or hepatitis C virus infection will be included in the study to measure plasma cytokines levels, peripheral blood mononuclear cells cytokine release and liver T cell infiltrates.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

patients of Erasme University Hospital


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Alcohol excess intake and suspected liver disease
  • Alcohol excess intake and clinical liver cirrhosis
  • chronic hepatitis C virus infection and suspected liver disease
  • chronic hepatitis C virus infection and clinical liver cirrhosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • bacterial or fungal infection
  • immunosuppressive treatment
  • other causes of liver disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00610597

Hopital Erasme - Dpt of Gastroenterology
Brussels, Belgium
Sponsors and Collaborators
Erasme University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Arnaud Lemmers, MD Erasme Hospital, Gastroenterology Dpt
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Olivier Le Moine, MD, PhD, Erasme University Hospital Identifier: NCT00610597     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AL-ALD, AL-ALD
Study First Received: January 28, 2008
Last Updated: January 28, 2008
Health Authority: Belgium: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Diseases
Liver Diseases, Alcoholic
Alcohol-Induced Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Digestive System Diseases
Substance-Related Disorders processed this record on March 26, 2015