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Estrogen and Gender Biased Autoimmunity

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 2010 by The Center for Rheumatic Disease, Allergy, & Immunology.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
The Center for Rheumatic Disease, Allergy, & Immunology Identifier:
First received: August 20, 2007
Last updated: September 3, 2010
Last verified: September 2010
This study involves research to investigate how estrogen affects women of childbearing age and its correlation to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. The findings from this study might help determine how body cells, called T Cells, react to estrogen. The study will seek to determine if cells from women with Lupus, react differently from cells in persons without Lupus. We will attempt to identify genetic factors that determine the effects of estrogen on Lupus cells.

Condition Intervention
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Other: Peripheral lab draws

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Estrogen and Gender Biased Autoimmunity in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Further study details as provided by The Center for Rheumatic Disease, Allergy, & Immunology:

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: April 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Female Lupus patients
Females who are still childbearing age, not on hormones, with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, still cycling.
Other: Peripheral lab draws
100ml blood for analysis, taken no more than 4 times in one year.

Detailed Description:
This is a 3-year study. The total number of subjects enrolled will depend on the results obtained. The subjects will be at least 18 years of age and pre-menopausal. Exclusion to include pregnant women, and all subjects are told not to get pregnant while on study. Also, they cannot take hormones by mouth or patch while on study. The study can include healthy subjects as well. Blood will be drawn (120 ml) four times a year, randomly.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Female subjects with SLE and still cycling, not on hormones, compared to normal controls, female subjects still cycling, also not on hormones and not diagnosed with SLE.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female subjects with Lupus, and female subjects without Lupus. age at least 18, not pregnant and not planning to get pregnant.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or planning to get pregnant. On hormone replacement, or birth control of any kind.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00519454

Contact: Nabih I Abdou, MD, PhD. 816-531-0930
Contact: Cindy Greenwell, RN 816-531-0930

United States, Missouri
The Center for Rheumatic Disease, Allergy and Immunology Recruiting
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64111
Contact: Nabih I Abdou, MD, PhD    816-531-0930   
Contact: Cindy A Greenwell, RN    816-531-0930   
Principal Investigator: Nabih I Abdou, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Center for Rheumatic Disease, Allergy, & Immunology
Principal Investigator: Nabih I Abdou, MD, PhD The Center for Rheumatic Disease, Allergy and Immunology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nabih I Abdou, Center for Rheumatic Disease Allergy & Immunology Identifier: NCT00519454     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-024
Study First Received: August 20, 2007
Last Updated: September 3, 2010

Keywords provided by The Center for Rheumatic Disease, Allergy, & Immunology:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Estrogen receptors
T cells
Female adult SLE

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
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