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Observations in patients with growth hormone (GH)-disturbances have suggested that GH/IGF-I might have anti-inflammatory effects. To elucidate this hypothesis the investigators have planned a study to investigate if 3 weeks administration of GH and subsequently the GH antagonist Pegvisomant (or vice versa) influence serum levels of different inflammatory markers in healthy volunteers.
To investigate if administration of 3 weeks og GH (10-30 microgram/kg/day) and subsequent Pegvisomant (10-15 mg/day) influence serum concentrations of the inflammatory variables Tumor Necrosis Factor α (TNF-α), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), high sensitive CRP (hsCRP) and the newly discovered acute phase protein YKL-40. The study involves 12 healthy volunteers age from 22-65 years.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Interaction Between the GH/IGF-I System and the Immune-system
Department of Endocrinology J 106, Herlev Hospital
Enrolling by invitation
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:37-0400
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