Epigenetics and the Origin of Muscle Insulin Resistance in Humans

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Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 11-007028
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About this study

The investigators are trying to understand the role of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) methylation in insulin resistance in skeletal muscle and blood tissues. DNA methylation is a normal chemical process in the body that modifies DNA. By studying this, the investigators hope to better understand the causes of insulin resistance.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Volunteers must be:

  • 21 - 55 years old
  • must be non-lactating, non-pregnant
  • not taking medications known to affect glucose or if taking them, on stable doses.
  • free of significant heart or lung disease

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Lori Roust, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Jennifer Early R.N.