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(JKR-0491) Skin biopsy for analysis of cell growth, cell differentiation and inflammation in the skin

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Skin biopsy for analysis of cell growth, cell differentiation and inflammation in the skin (JKR-0491)

Principal Investigator:
James G. Krueger M.D., Ph.D.


Contact Information:
Patricia Gilleaudeau
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Telephone: 212-327-8333
Alt. Telephone: 1-800-RUCARES
FAX: 212-327-8232
Contact Information:
Mary Sullivan-Whalen
Telephone: 212-327-7212
Alt. Telephone: 1-800-RUCARES

Enrollment Status:
Practitioner referral, special

Brief Summary of Protocol:
Psoriasis is due to an overly active immune system and has the tendency to be inherited.

We are conducting studies to answer basic biological questions concerning how cells differ from each other.

There are many types of cells in the skin and blood, and we are studying how these cells grow in the laboratory. We are interested in how these cells are affected by factors such as age, sunlight or drugs.

We will compare these cells from people with skin diseases to those with healthy skin.

Detailed Description of Protocol:
- Skin Biopsy

- Blood donation Profile:
If you join the research study, you will take part for about one hour or less.

The research study as a whole will last up to one year.

More than 100 people will take part in the research study.

What specifically makes a person eligible for the study?
You may be eligible to enter this study:

- Psoriasis patients


- Patients with other types of skin inflammation


- Healthy Volunteers


18 years and older

Children permitted to participate:

Potential Benefits.....
There is no direct benefit to you expected from your taking part in this study. Others may benefit in the future from what we learn in this study.

There is no cost to you for being in this research study.

There are no plans to pay you part of the money made from a discovery tested in this research study or a discovery made from your samples if they are commercialized However, consenting to this study, you do not give up any rights you may have.