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Role of Immune System in Obesity-related Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Risk (10-0188, Pfizer)

2014-08-27 03:14:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to learn more about how the body stores fat in and around organs (ex. the liver) and why this affects some people's health more than others. Understanding this may lead to better treatments for diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Description

The purpose of this study is to determine the specific cellular and organ system metabolic and immunologic alterations that are associated with insulin resistance and inflammation in order to identify putative mechanisms and novel bio-markers involved in the pathogenesis and progression of inflammatory and cardiometabolic diseases.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Location

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis
Missouri
United States
63110

Status

Recruiting

Source

Washington University School of Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:34-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Lipid infiltration of the hepatic parenchymal cells that is due to ALCOHOL ABUSE. The fatty changes in the alcoholic fatty liver may be reversible, depending on the amounts of TRIGLYCERIDES accumulated.

Liver diseases associated with ALCOHOLISM. It usually refers to the coexistence of two or more subentities, i.e., ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER; ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS; and ALCOHOLIC CIRRHOSIS.

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Lipid infiltration of the hepatic parenchymal cells resulting in a yellow-colored liver. The abnormal lipid accumulation is usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES, either as a single large droplet or multiple small droplets. Fatty liver is caused by an imbalance in the metabolism of FATTY ACIDS.

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