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Influence of Adiponutrin in Chronic Liver Disease

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: May 13, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2010
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Erasme University Hospital
Increasing evidence attests the influence of multiple metabolic genetic risk factors in the progression of alcoholic liver disease. Deleterious pathways involved in metabolism such as lipid peroxidation and cytokines have been implicated in promoting inflammation leading to fibrosis increase and liver injury progression. The aim of this study was to assess the role of rs738409 single nucleotide polymorphism in the PNPLA3 gene in alcoholic liver disease patients.

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Study of Metabolism Influence in Human Alcoholic Liver Disease

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Further study details as provided by Erasme University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment of fibrosis and steatosis by liver biopsy in alcoholic liver disease patients.
    After liver histology assessment for liver liver dammage a potential correlation of fibrosis and steatosis was studied with rs738409 PNPLA3 polymorphism

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
DNA extraction from whole blood sample. Piece of liver tissue in the alcoholic liver disease group.

Enrollment: 658
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: March 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Alcoholic liver disease
Alcoholic liver disease patients undergoing a transjugular liver biopsy in our institution
Healthy controls patients recruited from the Occupational Medicine Department during a routine physical examination.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Consecutive patients undergoing transjugular liver biopsy for alcoholic liver disease will be included in the study to determine the potential correlation between rs738409 PNPLA3 polymorphism and/or PNPLA3 mRNA expression.

ALD patients:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Excess alcohol intake
  • Abnormal alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or a suspicion of cirrhosis related to ALD
  • Caucasian ethnicity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of any other chronic liver disease
  • Co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Caucasian ethnicity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of a disease
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01122797

Hopital Erasme- Dpt of Gastroenterology
Brussels, Belgium, 1070
Sponsors and Collaborators
Erasme University Hospital
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Eric Trépo, MD, Erasme University Hospital (Olivier Le Moine, MD, PhD)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01122797     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ET-PNPLA3
First Submitted: May 11, 2010
First Posted: May 13, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2010
Last Verified: December 2002

Keywords provided by Erasme University Hospital:
alcoholic liver disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Diseases
Liver Diseases, Alcoholic
Digestive System Diseases
Alcohol-Induced Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders