Reproductive Hormones During Sustained Administration of Kisspeptin

  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Imperial College London
Updated on 6 July 2022


We want to find out what happens to reproductive hormone levels; Luteinising Hormone (LH), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), testosterone and oestradiol when kisspeptin is administered to people for a period of 8 days each month, using either placebo (saline) or kisspeptin in doses of 0.1, 0.3 or 1.0 nmol/kg/hour.


Participants will be invited to have an initial baseline study to look at the hormone levels at regular intervals over the course of a day (8hours).

Following this, on a different day, volunteers will have an infusion of kisspeptin, which will be administered by a small pump to deliver the hormone into subcutaneous tissue (fatty tissue just below the skin surface). On day 1 of the pump infusion there will be another day of regular blood sampling for 8 hours. After this the kisspeptin pump will continue and the participants will return to the research unit on day 3 for a review and a single blood test. On day 5 the participants will have a review, a blood test and the kisspeptin pump will be changed. Kisspeptin infusion will continue and on Day 8 the participant will return for another 8 hour study. At the end of this the kisspeptin pump will be removed.

The above will be repeated using either placebo (saline) or kisspeptin in doses of 0.1, 0.3 or 1.0 nmol/kg/hour during the early follicular phase of 4 separate menstrual cycles.

Condition Adiposogenital dystrophy, Fertility Disorders
Treatment Saline, kisspeptin, Kisspeptin 0.1, Kisspeptin 0.3, Kisspeptin 1.0
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02081924
SponsorImperial College London
Last Modified on6 July 2022

Similar trials to consider


Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 



Reply by • Private

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note