Last updated on February 2019

Retinoic Acid Homeostasis in Neuropsychiatric Diseases

Brief description of study

It is hypothesized, that local retinoic acid (RA) homeostasis is functionally involved in the pathophysiology of depression. In a cross-sectional (and partly longitudinal) analysis, serum RA status will be assessed in healthy controls and subjects with Major Depression, Alzheimer's disease, alcoholism and in subjects with schizophrenia.

Detailed Study Description

Retinoids comprise of a group of small-molecule derivatives of Vitamin A with retinoic acid (RA) representing the biologically most active endogenous form. RA has multiple functions central nervous system (CNS). It is hypothesized, that local RA homeostasis is functionally involved in the pathophysiology of numerous neuropsychiatric diseases.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02439099

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Julian Hellmann-Regen, MD

Department of Psychiatry, Charit - Campus Benjamin Franklin
Berlin, Germany
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Recruitment Status: Open

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