Last updated on May 2018

Release of Nociceptin From Granulocytes in Sepsis


Brief description of study

Nociceptin is a protein found in the body, with a number of functions in the central nervous system, blood vessels and the gut. There is evidence that it may have a role in controlling the immune response to infection, and may act as a link between the brain and immune system.

In infection, or after surgery, there is an increase in nociceptin, and subjects greater elevations of nociceptin have a poorer outcome. There is evidence that cells of the immune system may produce nociceptin, although it is not yet known which cells are capable of producing it, and what "switches on" production.

This study aims to determine

  1. Which cells of the immune system can produce nociceptin
  2. If there is a difference in the ability to produce nociceptin between healthy volunteers and patients with severe infections

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03037281

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Christopher P Hebbes, BSc

Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Christopher P Hebbes, BSc

University of Leicester
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Recruitment Status: Open


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