Hydrogen Sulfide Detoxification and Butyrate Metabolism in Ulcerative Colitis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 25, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 26, 2011
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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relation between sulphide detoxification and butyrate metabolism at the level of gene expression and enzyme activity in ulcerative colitis patients and healthy controls.

Condition or disease
Ulcerative Colitis

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 106 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Impact of the Mucosal Detoxification Mechanism of Hydrogen Sulphide on the Oxidation Pathway of Butyrate in Ulcerative Colitis
Study Start Date : October 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Healthy controls
Ulcerative colitis

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
colon tissue

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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
IBD patients clinic (Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven)

Inclusion Criteria:

- Ulcerative colitis patients: patients diagnosed with ulcerative colitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy controls: no diagnosis of inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Intake of antibiotics in the last month before the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01282905

Leuven, Belgium
Sponsors and Collaborators
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Principal Investigator: Kristin Verbeke, PhD Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Responsible Party: Prof. Kristin Verbeke, KULeuven Identifier: NCT01282905     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML3999
First Posted: January 25, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 26, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colitis, Ulcerative
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Hydrogen Sulfide
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs