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Genetics of Obesity in Chinese Youngs (GOCY)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2016 by Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Guang Ning, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: March 10, 2010
Last updated: April 25, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore the pathogenesis and genetic susceptibility of obese subjects,providing a convincing argument for further treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Study of Clinical Characteristics and Genetic Susceptibility in Chinese Obese Youngs

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Further study details as provided by Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole blood,fasting serum and morning urine

Estimated Enrollment: 3000
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2021 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Healthy lean control group
BMI:18.5-22.9kg/m2. Age:14-30 years old. To be proved normal by the examinations of liver and kidney function,blood lipids profile,fasting and postprandial plasma glucose, fasting insulin and HbA1c.
obesity group with BMI ≥30
obesity group 1500, lean healthy control group 1500

Detailed Description:

Obesity has become a major worldwide challenge to public health, owing to an interaction between the obesogenic environment and a strong genetic contribution.Previous studies found that genetic factors determine 40%-70% of obese phenotype.Under such circumstances, the screening of obesity susceptibility gene is particularly important for society or family to take measures to prevent obesity.

Recent extensive genome-wide association studies(GWASs) have identified numerous single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with obesity,but these loci together account for only a small fraction of the known heritable component.Two studies in 2010 Nature,for the first time, put rare copy number variation (CNV)in association with severe early-onset obesity.Their significance lie not only in the discovery of the pathogenic genes of severe early-onset obesity but,more importantly,in providing new strategies for finding out genes that cause complex diseases.

Obese patients and healthy lean controls proved by a series of blood biochemical examinations will be enrolled in this study.The present study intends to use the techniques such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR,gene chip,construction of viral vectors,transfection,taking advantage of the established database,by means of serum assays and functional tests, associate copy number variation with obesity phenotype to explain the root cause of obesity.Meanwhile biomarkers and genetic risk factors will be evaluated in the study subjects.


Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 30 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The population from which cohorts will be selected include students, residents, staff, and/or faculty who are present on Shanghai Jiaotong University school of medicine, and surrounding areas.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • body mass index (BMI)≥ 30kg/m2
  • predominantly east China to minimize population stratification
  • willing and able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy/lactation
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism
  • obesity caused by pituitary and hypothalamic lesions
  • drug related obesity
  • history of major psychiatric illness
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01084967

Contact: Guang Ning, MD.PhD 86-21-64370045 ext 665340
Contact: Jie Hong, PhD 86-21-64370045 ext 665345

China, Shanghai
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Recruiting
Shanghai, Shanghai, China, 200025
Contact: Guang Ning, MD.PhD    86-21-64370045 ext 665340   
Contact: Jie Hong, PhD    86-21-64370045 ext 665345   
Principal Investigator: Guang Ning, MD.PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Guang Ning, MD.PhD Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Guang Ning, Director, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT01084967     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCEMD008
Study First Received: March 10, 2010
Last Updated: April 25, 2016

Keywords provided by Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine:
metabolic syndrome
genetic risk markers
copy number variation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metabolic Syndrome X
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017