Levels of Circulating T Cells Expressing VLA-1 Collagen Receptors
The examination of the percentage of peripheral T cells carrying VLA-1 in ischemic heart disease patients. The hypothesis is that the percentage levels of cells carrying this integrin rise according to the severity of the ischemic heart disease.
Ischemic Heart Disease
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||VLA-1 Receptors on Peripheral T Cells in Ischemic Heart Disease Patients|
- The differance in percentage of T cells in the 5 different groups involved. [ Time Frame: 2002-2006 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: None Retained
Blood samples isolated from patients included in the study and anallysed by FACS
|Study Start Date:||January 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Atherosclerosis is considered an inflammatory disease in which lymphocytes have an important role. The study was disigned to find out the changes in T cell levels carrying VLA-1 involvement in this process.
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