hCAP18 Levels and Vitamin D Deficiency in Healthy Subjects

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 27, 2008
Results First Posted : November 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ishir Bhan, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:
Vitamin D deficiency (low levels of vitamin D in the blood) is a common problem. A recently discovered protein, called hCAP18, likely plays an important role in the immune system and may depend on adequate levels of vitamin D. It is not known what levels of vitamin D are needed to allow the body to make this protein. Nor is it known if giving vitamin D to people who are found to be deficient will help boost levels of hCAP18. This study aims to clarify the relationship between vitamin D levels and hCAP18.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Subjects Vitamin D Deficiency Drug: ergocalciferol Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 99 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: hCAP18 Levels and Vitamin D Deficiency in Healthy Subjects
Study Start Date : July 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Vitamin D insufficient (treated with ergocalciferol 50,000 IU every other day x 5 doses)
Drug: ergocalciferol
Ergocalciferol 50,000 IU given every other day for 5 total doses
Other Name: Vitamin D
No Intervention: Vitamin D sufficient
Subjects who did not receive ergocalciferol and had a 25-OH vitamin D level >32 ng/ml

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. hCAP18 Levels [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
  2. Baseline 25-OH Vitamin D Level [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-80

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known active infectious disease or chronic inflammatory disorder
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00742235

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Ishir Bhan, MD MPH Massachusetts General Hospital

Responsible Party: Ishir Bhan, MD, MPH, Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT00742235     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-P-0003000/1
First Posted: August 27, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: November 11, 2013
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vitamin D Deficiency
Deficiency Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents