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Micro Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) as Cholinergic Tone and Inflammatory Regulator in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00734331
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 14, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2020
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
michal roll, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Brief Summary:

There is a reciprocal relationship between the central nervous system and the immune system. Stimulation of the vagus nerve results in secretion of acetylcholine (Ach) which decreases secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Acetylcholine esterase is an enzyme that neutralizes Ach and thus, involves in regulation of Ach levels, and in the cholinergic tone and inflammatory state.

MicroRNAs (miRs) are evolutionarily conserved, RNAs that regulate gene expression. The investigators hypothesized that miRs controlling systemic communication processes function in one tissue in response to signals (i.e. neuronal, hormonal or others) from another.

Specifically, the investigators hypothesized that miRs control the inflammatory response in inflammatory bowel diseases through regulation of expression of messenger RNA of AchE.

Condition or disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Actual Study Start Date : September 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

Inflammatory bowel disease patients
Average risk patients undergoing screening colonoscopy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Elevated expression of specific micro RNAs that regulate the expression of the enzyme Acetylcholine esterase in inflammatory bowel disease patients compared to healthy controls. [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. A statistically significant relation between micro RNA expression and disease activity and inflammatory indices [ Time Frame: one year ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
serum, colonic tissue, whole blood

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients- inflammatory bowel disease patients under going colonoscopy controls- average risk patients without inflammation under going colonoscopy

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease patients under going colonoscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Debilitated patients who need an apotropsy
  • Age < 18 or age > 75
  • Pregnant women
  • Evidence of previous or current cancer
  • Inflammatory disease other than IBD

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00734331

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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Responsible Party: michal roll, MicroRNA-132 Modulates Cholinergic Signaling and Inflammation in Human Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00734331    
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-08-NM-300-CTIL
First Posted: August 14, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020
Keywords provided by michal roll, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
inflammatory bowel disease
micro RNA
cholinergic tone
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Intestinal Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases