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Spectroscopy in Parkinson Disease

2014-08-27 03:18:16 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The primary objective of the study is to determine the utility of blood plasma infrared spectroscopy (biospectroscopy) in distinguishing subjects with idiopathic Parkinson's disease from healthy controls.

Description

Oxidative stress has been implicated as a factor in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). The overall goal of this proposal is to use a novel metabolomics platform, based on near infrared biospectroscopy, to detect oxidatively modified blood plasma constituents. These spectral findings can be used to model the degree of oxidative stress with a modeled "stress index" that may distinguish PD cases from healthy elderly controls.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Parkinson Disease

Intervention

Blood draw

Location

University of Rochester
Rochester
New York
United States
14620

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

Molecular Biometrics, Inc.

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:16-0400

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Proteins associated with sporadic or familial cases of PARKINSON DISEASE.

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