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Effects of Ghrelin on the Sleep-EEG and Nocturnal Secretion of Hormones

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00447512
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 14, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2007
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
German Research Foundation
Information provided by:
Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry

Brief Summary:

Ghrelin, an acylated peptide consisting of 28 amino acids, is the endogenous ligand of the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHS-R). It is synthesized predominantly in the stomach but has been also identified in a variety of other organs. Alike, a wide range of central and peripheral endocrine and non-endocrine actions has been described, e. g. being a releasing factor of growth hormone, prolactin and ACTH, a modulator of cell proliferation and apoptosis, a regulator of sleep-wake regulation, and a orexigenic hormone. Aims of this study are:

A) To determine the effect of exogenous ghrelin on sleep-EEG variables and hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis, the gonadotropic axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in healthy subjects of both genders (age groups: 20-30, 35-45, 60-70 years).

B) To determine the effect of exogenous ghrelin on sleep-EEG variables and hormones of the HPA axis, the gonadotropic axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in patients with major depression (age range: 20-65 years).


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Healthy Major Depression Drug: ghrelin

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effects of Ghrelin on the Sleep-EEG and Nocturnal Secretion of Hormones
Study Start Date : March 2004
Study Completion Date : October 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hormones
U.S. FDA Resources


Intervention Details:
    Drug: ghrelin
    acylated ghrelin


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. sleep, conventionally and quantitatively analyzed [ Time Frame: study duration ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis, the gonadotropic axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis [ Time Frame: study duration ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy females and males
  • Male and female patients with major depression

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Life time or family history of psychiatric or neurological disorders
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Shift work
  • Any current disease
  • Any medication
  • Long distance flight within 3 months prior to study entry
  • Smoking
  • Any medication during the week prior to study entry
  • Any current disease other than major depression

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00447512


Locations
Germany
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Munich, Germany, 80804
Sponsors and Collaborators
Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry
German Research Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Professor Axel Steiger, MD Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00447512     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: L2/2003
First Posted: March 14, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 31, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder, Major
Depressive Disorder
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs