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Folate Gene Polymorphisms and Cellular Folate Speciation Pilot Study

2014-08-27 03:19:24 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This pilot study is designed to investigate differences in folate-related genes (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and their relationship to the species of folate present on red blood cells.

Description

The main questions to be addressed in this pilot study are:

1. what is the type of folate in red blood cells in individuals with different methylterahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) genotypes

2. what is the relationship between other folate metabolism-related gene single nucleotide polymorphisms and type (species) of folate found in red blood cells

3. what is the relationship between folate and other B vitamin status, genotype and folate species

4. is there a relationship between serum ferritin status and folate metabolism

Whole blood will be taken from apparently healthy male and female volunteers, aged 18-65, which will be used to determine genotype for various folate metabolism-related genes. Furthermore, the type of folate present on the red blood cells will be assessed, and folate, vitamin B12, riboflavin and serum ferritin status determined.

Study Design

N/A

Conditions

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

Location

Institute of Food Research
Norwich
Norfolk
United Kingdom
NR4 6JF

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Institute of Food Research

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:24-0400

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