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New Proteins in Body Fluids as Potential Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease: a Pilot Study

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 January 2013 by Prof Dr Jos Tournoy, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof Dr Jos Tournoy, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier:
First received: December 26, 2012
Last updated: January 13, 2014
Last verified: January 2013
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disorder afflicting the elderly. Currently, some biochemical tests performed on Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) samples have demonstrated to discriminate to some extend between AD and non-AD individuals based on the levels of tau, phospho-tau or Aβ42. We aim to investigate newly identified proteins whose levels increase during the Braak Stages of AD that are accessible in other body fluids such as blood, urine or saliva. The detection of these proteins would allow performing simple tests in case its levels were confirmed to be associated with the AD pathology.

Alzheimer Disease, Late Onset

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: New Proteins in Body Fluids as Potential Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease: a Pilot Study

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Further study details as provided by Prof Dr Jos Tournoy, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Differences in blood, saliva and urine protein levels in patients with Alzheimer's Disease versus healthy controls. [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    Protein levels will be measured by classical immunoblotting blot analysis and quantified; Classical statistical analyses will be performed in order to detect any significant differences.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Urine, blood and saliva in Biobank

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: December 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
AD patients
Subject fulfilling the McKhann criteria for clinical probable AD
Healthy elder persons
Healthy controls with abscence of any cognitive disorder

Detailed Description:
We do not desire to provide a more extensive description

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Persons with Alzheimer's disease

Inclusion Criteria:

- mild to moderate AD

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01773915

Contact: Jos Tournoy +3216342640

UZ Leuven Recruiting
Leuven, Belgium
Contact: Jos Tournoy   
Principal Investigator: Jos Tournoy         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Principal Investigator: Bart De Strooper Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Principal Investigator: Francesc Guix Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof Dr Jos Tournoy, MD PhD, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier: NCT01773915     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: s54591
Study First Received: December 26, 2012
Last Updated: January 13, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Late Onset Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on September 21, 2017