microRNA Profile in Umbilical Cord Blood NK Cells

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2008 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 12, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 12, 2008
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National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Umbilical cords contain immature blood cells, including a group of lymphocytes, that are important in the so-called natural immunity. We want to study the cytokine levels in umbilical cord NK cells and its regulation a family of newly identified small RNAs (microRNAs).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Pregnant Women Other: blood donation

Detailed Description:
Our preliminary data pointed to the possibility of cytokine regulation by microRNAs in NK lymphoma and NK lymphoma cell lines. We want to use umbilical cord blood as controls for the biological significance in normal NK cell development.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 5 participants
Official Title: microRNA Profile in Umbilical Cord Blood NK Cells
Study Start Date : September 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2009

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
A group of 3 to 5 pregnant women as donors for umbilical cord blood
Other: blood donation
obtaining cord blood
Other Name: cord blood donation

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Umbilical cord blood

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
normal pregnant women

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Normal pregnant women

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00751569

Contact: Chung-wu LIn 02-23123456 ext 65454

National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Chung-Wu Lin    02-23123456 ext 65454   
Principal Investigator: Chung-Wu Lin         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Chung-Wu Lin National Taiwan University

Responsible Party: Chung-Wu Lin, national Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT00751569     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200808006R
First Posted: September 12, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 12, 2008
Last Verified: September 2008

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
umbilical cord blood