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Changes in Mitochondrial Uncoupling Protein 2 (UCP2) Messenger RNA(mRNA) in Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) Patients (Diabetes)

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 Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier:
First received: January 8, 2013
Last updated: January 30, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

Many patients with Diabetes find difficulties in achieving glycemic control. Hemoglobin A1c(HgBA1c) is used as a marker for glycemic control. UCP2 is affected by high glucose levels, high free fatty acids and high oxidative stress.

The investigators intend to learn about the changes in UCP2 along the process of reaching glycemic control.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Procedure: Blood withdrawal

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Changes in UCP2 mRNA in T2DM Patients

Further study details as provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Levels of gene expression for UCP2 (RQ) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Checking UCP2 levels compared to HgBA1c

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved metabolic state [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Glycemic control (glucose level and HgA1c), levels of free reactive oxygen species (ROS) and non-esterified fatty acids (NEFAs).

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Whole blood for UCP2 mRNA

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Diabetic patients
Un balanced diabetic patients
Procedure: Blood withdrawal
This is the only intervention that is part of the study. A family physician or other physician will be responsible of the diabetic treatment (common treatment, e.g Metformin).


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Un balanced diabetic patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Un balanced diabetic patients.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No current infection.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01781754

Contact: Nachum Vaisman, MD 972-3-6974807

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Recruiting
Tel-Aviv, Israel, 64239
Contact: Nachum Vaisman, MD    972-3-6974807   
Principal Investigator: Nachum Vaisman, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier: NCT01781754     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-11-NV-561-CTIL
Study First Received: January 8, 2013
Last Updated: January 30, 2013

Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
Glycemic control
Metabolic control
Oxidative stress

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2
Uncoupling Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017