The Role of Dendritic Cells in Hepatitis C Infection

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 28, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2008
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University College, London

Brief Summary:
The role of the dendritic cells, the most potent antigen presenting cells, in the establishment of chronic hepatitis C is not established. The study aims to define whether the dendritic cells are affected by the hepatitis C virus and whether that bears an impact on the antiviral immune response they generate. The hypothesis is explored by investigating a group of patients prior to and after the initiation of standard treatment for hepatitis C with pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Hepatitis C Infection Drug: Viraferon-peg and Rebetol Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Study Start Date : April 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Basic science research (immunology of hepatitis C)in hepatitis c patients receiving established, standard antiviral treatment (pegylated Interferon+Ribavirin)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • anti-HCV positive
  • HCV RNA positive

Exclusion Criteria:

  • contraindications for antiviral treatment
  • concurrent chronic viral infections

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00723242

United Kingdom
University College Hospital
London, United Kingdom, NW1 2BU
Sponsors and Collaborators
University College, London

Responsible Party: Professor Nikolai V. Naoumov Identifier: NCT00723242     History of Changes
First Posted: July 28, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis, Chronic
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Flaviviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents