Genetics and Epigenetics of Graves' Orbitopathy (GeneGO)

U

University of Pisa

Status

Completed

Conditions

Graves Ophthalmopathy

Treatments

Other: No Intervention

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04488406
GeneGO

Details and patient eligibility

About

Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is an autoimmune disease persisting when immunosuppression is achieved. Orbital fibroblasts from GO patients display peculiar phenotypes even if not exposed to autoimmunity, possibly reflecting genetic or epigenetic mechanisms, to be investigated here. Primary cultures of orbital fibroblasts from GO and control patients will be established. Cell proliferation, release of hyaluronic acid (HA) and HA synthases (HAS) will be measured. Next Generation Sequencing and gene expression analysis of the whole genome will be performed, as well as global DNA methylation assay.

Full description

The investigators will establish primary cultures of orbital fibroblasts from orbital adipose tissue samples taken from six GO patients who underwent orbital decompressive surgery. Normal orbital tissue samples will be collected from six patients undergoing eye surgery for unrelated reasons. Cell proliferation and HA will be measured using commercial assays DNA and RNA will be extracted. HAS-1, HAS-2 and HAS-3 will be measured were assessed by Real Time-PCR Next Generation Sequencing, Gene expression analysis and DNA methylation assays will be performed

Enrollment

12 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 85 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Diagnosis of Graves' Orbitopathy
  • Informed consent

Exclusion criteria

-Lack of informed consent

Trial design

12 participants in 2 patient groups

Graves' Orbitopathy
Description:
Graves' Orbitopathy patients who undergoing orbital decompressive surgery
Treatment:
Other: No Intervention
Control Patients
Description:
Patients undergoing eye surgery for unrelated reasons
Treatment:
Other: No Intervention

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