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A Nutritional Supplement Capsule Containing Curcumin, Green Tea Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Extract, and Soybean Extract in Healthy Participants

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00768118
First Posted: October 7, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2014
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fazlul Sarkar, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood and urine from healthy participants receiving antioxidant nutritional supplements may help doctors identify changes in biomarkers related to oxidative stress.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well a nutritional supplement capsule containing curcumin, green tea extract, Polygonum cuspidatum extract, and soybean extract works in healthy participants.


Condition Intervention
Healthy, no Evidence of Disease Dietary Supplement: curcumin/green tea extract/Polygonum cuspidatum extract/soybean extract capsule Genetic: electrophoretic mobility shift assay Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Biomarker Alterations By Nutritional Agents

Further study details as provided by Fazlul Sarkar, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Magnitude of Change in Blood Lymphocyte NF-kB Level [ Time Frame: 15 days ]
    The target accrual goal is 15 subjects. It is hoped that of those 15, at least 10 will be intervention compliant, and provide both planned blood samples. NF-kB levels will be measured using a supershift assay, which tests the specificity and level of NF-kB in the sample by measuring the optical density of a scan. With 10 patients, the mean difference in blood lymphocyte NF-kB level could be estimated to within 0.44 standard 7 deviations, with 80% confidence. That is reasonable precision and confidence level for a small pilot study, and should provide sufficiently precise estimates for use in planning a subsequent study.


Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Curcumin, Green Tea extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum & Soybean
Total number of visits: 2, pre-intervention blood draw and urine sample collection, post-intervention blood draw and urine sample collection and interview Length of each visit: 15-30 minutes Total expected duration of participants' involvement: 15 days During the two-week intervention, volunteers will take two 1/2g capsules of the combination capsule, twice daily immediately after morning and evening meals.
Dietary Supplement: curcumin/green tea extract/Polygonum cuspidatum extract/soybean extract capsule Genetic: electrophoretic mobility shift assay Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

  • To assess the effect of a specific combination nutritional capsule containing curcumin, green tea extract, Polygonum cuspidatum extract, and soybean extract on a specific biomarker of relevance to oxidative stress (NF-κB).
  • To estimate the mean change in blood lymphocyte NF-κB level before and after 2 weeks of consumption of the nutritional agent under study.

OUTLINE: Participants receive oral curcumin/green tea extract/Polygonum cuspidatum extract/soybean extract capsule twice daily for 2 weeks. Participants are asked to keep a pill diary to track compliance.

Blood and urine samples are collected from participants at baseline and after completion of study. Lymphocytes and serum from the blood samples are isolated and analyzed for NF-κB biomarker levels. Urine samples are also tested for oxidative stress marker levels. Samples are analyzed using an electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA).

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Healthy volunteers who are employees of Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, or Detroit Medical Center

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • Not specified
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00768118


Locations
United States, Michigan
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
Sponsors and Collaborators
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Fazlul H. Sarkar, PhD Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Fazlul Sarkar, Principal Investigator, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00768118     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000597010
P30CA022453 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
WSU-2007-109
WSU-0211508MIE
First Submitted: October 4, 2008
First Posted: October 7, 2008
Results First Submitted: April 10, 2014
Results First Posted: May 12, 2014
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014

Keywords provided by Fazlul Sarkar, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute:
healthy, no evidence of disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Curcumin
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action