Biliverdin Reductase A in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01112033|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 28, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2015
|Condition or disease|
|Hepatitis C, Chronic|
- To analyze biliverdin reductase (BLVRA) expression in the liver of HVC infected patients undergoing liver biopsy followed by standard antiviral treatment (peg-interferon plus ribavirin combination therapy) and patients with other forms of liver diseases undergoing liver biopsy as controls.
- To analyze BLVRA expression in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) of therapeutically naïve HCV patients, during/after standard antiviral therapy and healthy controls.
- To analyze BVLRA genetic polymorphisms both in HCV infected patients and healthy controls.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||113 participants|
|Observational Model:||Case Control|
|Official Title:||Biliverdin Reductase A in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection|
|Study Start Date :||June 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2013|
chronic HCV infection
The study was performed on therapeutically naïve patients with chronic HCV infection. Patients with positivity of anti-HCV antibodies, and detectable HCV RNA in serum for at least 6 months, were included in the study.
- To assess differences in BLVRA expression in the liver and PBMC in HCV infected patients in responders and non-responders to standard antiviral therapy. [ Time Frame: 72 weeks ]
- To analyze the association of genetic polymorphisms of BLVRA with disease progression and treatment response in HCV infected patients. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
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|Institute of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague|
|Prague, Czech Republic, 128 60|
|Principal Investigator:||Iva Subhanova||Charles University|