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Gene Expression Monitoring of Mononuclear Cells (MNC) Subpopulations and Immunological Status and Metabolome Defining of Healthy Population

2014-08-27 03:16:32 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Study on healthy volunteers is focusing on analysis of transcriptome profile fluctuations in healthy population in three mononuclear cell types (CD4+ cells, CD56+ cells and CD4+CD25+ cells)and should provide a reference for comparison with transcriptomic data of any disease state.Furthermore, metabolome and immunological status are defined on same samples.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Gene Expression

Intervention

Blood sampling

Location

Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia
Ljubljana
Slovenia
1000

Status

Completed

Source

Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:32-0400

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