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Apolipoprotein D (ApoD) In Human Serum As Marker Of Parkinson's Disease (ApoD)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2013 by Andreas Waldner, Privatklinik Villa Melitta.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Andreas Waldner, Privatklinik Villa Melitta Identifier:
First received: October 30, 2011
Last updated: September 23, 2013
Last verified: September 2013

In Italy affected people are 200,000 and every year Parkinson new cases are 10,000. Aging is the principle risk factor of Parkinson with the possibility of its development doubling every five years after 65. Because of the increase of the social longevity and aging as the main risk factor, there are many repercussions on the health system (hospital stays and pharmaceutical costs) as on the social system (assistance- related problems). Parkinson's disease exerts an extremely negative impact on life's quality of the patient. In fact, because of Parkinson symptoms (tremor, dribble, etc), patient's social life will be reduced with the consequent development of the depression. Consequently, the early detection and treatment of Parkinson's is necessary.

To achieve this goal, Apolipoprotein D (ApoD) in human serum as a marker of the oxidative stress-inflammation vicious cycle seems most promising candidate for diagnosis.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Detection of Apolipoprotein D (ApoD) in Human Serum as Marker of Parkinson's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Andreas Waldner, Privatklinik Villa Melitta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Detection of Apolipoprotein D [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Apolipoprotein D (apoD)concentration in human serum as a potential marker for Parkinson's disease (PD)

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Enrollment: 180
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Group I
Healthy Subjects aged 20-40
Group II
Healthy Subjects aged 40-65
Group III
Healthy Subjects aged more than 65
Group A
Patients at Stage I, H&Y classification
Group B
Patients at Stage II, H&Y classification
Group C
Patients at Stage more than III, H&Y classification

Detailed Description:

Total participants: n=180.

Study Part 1:

Health persons: n=90; Groups of health persons: n=3; Subjects per group: n=30.

Study Part 2:

Patients: n=90; Groups of patients: n=3; Subjects per group: n=30.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All the recruited subjects will be either healthy people group or patients with a defined diagnosis of Parkinson (classification of Hoehn and Yahr).

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Parkinson's disease in the pathological related stages (Hoehn and Yahr)
  • Persons > 20 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a neurodegenerative disorder different to Parkinson's disease
  • Patients, who are post-ictus and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Patients, who are treated with antipsychotic drugs
  • Obese persons (BMI > 27)
  • Idiopathic normal pressure idrocephalus (INPI)
  • Paget's disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  • Glucose-6-phosphate (GSD-I) deficiency
  • Insuline-resistance-related disorders
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01467960

Privatklinik Villa Melitta
Bozen, Südtirol, Italy, 39100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Privatklinik Villa Melitta
Study Director: Andreas Waldner, MD Privatklinik Villa Melitta
Principal Investigator: Sarah Dassati, BSc Privatklinik Villa Melitta
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Additional Information:

Responsible Party: Andreas Waldner, Study Director, Privatklinik Villa Melitta Identifier: NCT01467960     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Melitta-ApoD-2011
Study First Received: October 30, 2011
Results First Received: June 11, 2013
Last Updated: September 23, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017