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Genetic Association Study Between Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Cognitive Performance in Young Bipolar Type I Patients: LICAVALGENE (Licavalgene)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00969930
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2009 by University of Sao Paulo.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : September 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 16, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Sao Paulo

Brief Summary:
This is a genetic association study of cognitive impairment in young bipolar disease type I patients without medications in mania, depression, hypomania or mixed states.

Condition or disease
Bipolar

Detailed Description:

Introduction:

Cognitive impairment in bipolar disease (BD) patients is common and recent data suggests that it may be an endophenotype of the disease as it differs individually, persists during periods of euthymia and co segregates in families of BD patients. Cognition is a complex trait and is therefore likely to be underpinned by many genes, each with a relatively small effect. Performance in each domain of the neuropsychological assessment can be statistically linked to the functional activity of particular protein and by extension to the genetic variants accounting for theses functional differences.

Methods:

80 patients with BD type I (SCID DSM-IV), age from 18 to 35 years old, currently on mania, depression, hypomania or mixed state after medication wash out will be submitted to complete neuropsychological evaluation and genotyped for COMT (val158met, rs165599, -287, rs737865), ApoE (epsilon 4) and BDNF (val66met)and 80 healthy controls.


Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Genetic Association Study Between Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Cognitive Performance in Young Bipolar Type I Patients: LICAVALGENE
Study Start Date : August 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2012

Group/Cohort
healthy controls
BD type I patients



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cognitive deficits in BD patients are associated with COMT, ApoE and BDNF polymorphisms [ Time Frame: 18 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Young bipolar disease patients in mania, depression, hypomania or mixed states without medication use over the past 15 days.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BD type 1
  • non euthymia
  • 18-35 y.o.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  • organic disease
  • use of drugs
  • schizophrenia
  • mental retardation
  • illiterate

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00969930


Locations
Brazil
Institute of Psychiatry, School of Medicine University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Ricardo Alberto Moreno, Institute of Psychiatry, Mood Disorders Unit, School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00969930     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LICAVALGENE 2009
First Posted: September 2, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 16, 2011
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo:
COMT
ApoE
BDNF
executive function
bipolar
cognition
Cognitive deficits and Bipolar disease type I