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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918011/nucleic-acid-polymers-with-accelerated-plasma-and-tissue-clearance-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-therapy
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Ingo Roehl, Stephan Seiffert, Celia Brikh, Jonathan Quinet, Catherine Jamard, Nadine Dorfler, Jennifer A Lockridge, Lucyna Cova, Andrew Vaillant
REP 2139 is a nucleic acid polymer (NAP) currently under clinical development for chronic hepatitis B (HBV) therapy. This preclinical study investigated different REP 2139 analogs that would display reduced accumulation in the serum and tissues, while retaining an antiviral effect against HBV infection. REP 2139 analogs were evaluated in human plasma, CD-1 mice, cynomolgus monkeys, and Pekin ducks. Discrete ribose transformation to 2'OH in selected riboadenosines resulted in a slow degradation in acidified human plasma that plateaued after 48 hr...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917537/hbcag-produced-in-transgenic-tobacco-triggers-th1-and-th2-response-when-intramuscularly-delivered
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Marcin Pyrski, Anna Rugowska, Kamil Robert Wierzbiński, Anna Kasprzyk, Maria Bogusiewicz, Piotr Bociąg, Sławomir Samardakiewicz, Marcin Czyż, Maciej Kurpisz, Tomasz Pniewski
Hepatitis B core Antigen (HBcAg) assembled into Capsid-Like Particles (CLPs) is investigated as a therapeutic vaccine in treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and in diagnostic tests or as a carrier for various epitopes. While the expression of HBcAg has been thoroughly clarified in E. coli and yeast, it has also been investigated in other expression systems. Stably transformed tobacco expressed HBcAg at a level of 110-250µg/g fresh weight, therefore in view of its large leaf biomass it offers a production platform comparable with transient expression systems regarding the final yield of HBcAg...
September 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917218/erythema-elevatum-diutinum-in-crohn-s-disease-associated-spondyloarthritis-a-rare-vasculitis-an-unusual-association
#3
Maria João Gonçalves, Vasco C Romão, Luís Soares-de-Almeida, Helena Canhão, José Carlos Romeu, Heinz Kutzner, José Alberto Pereira-da-Silva
Erythema elevatum diutinum is a rare neutrophilic dermatoses with vasculitis, which presents as persistent, symmetrical, purple or brownish papules and nodules, mainly in the extensor surface of the limbs. We describe a case of erythema elevatum diutinum and polyarthritis as initial manifestations of Crohn's disease associated spondyloarthritis. A 51-year-old man, from São Tomé e Príncipe, with previous history of treated tuberculosis and chronic hepatitis B infection, was admitted due to 4 months history of polyarthritis, hyperpigmented papules on the extensor surfaces, occasional episodes of bloody mucous diarrhea and significant weight loss...
September 14, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914957/hepatitis-b-virus-core-related-antigen-levels-predict-progression-to-liver-cirrhosis-in-hepatitis-b-carriers
#4
Toshifumi Tada, Takashi Kumada, Hidenori Toyoda, Natsuko Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Akita, Junko Tanaka
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Several hepatitis B virus (HBV) markers have been identified as risk factors for progression to liver cirrhosis in patients with chronic HBV infection. We clarified the predictive impact of HBV markers on progression to cirrhosis in HBV carriers. METHODS: A total of 529 hepatitis B e antigen seroconverters with FIB-4 index ≤3.6 not on nucleos(t)ide analogue therapy were included. We performed univariate and multivariate analysis of associations between HBV markers and progression to cirrhosis...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914448/significant-burden-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-advanced-fibrosis-in-the-us-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-2011-2014-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#5
R J Wong, B Liu, T Bhuket
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a leading cause of chronic liver disease in the US. Understanding the epidemiology of NAFLD, with specific focus on individuals with hepatic fibrosis is important to guide healthcare resource planning. AIM: To evaluate prevalence and predictors of hepatic fibrosis among US adults with NAFLD. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study using data from the updated 2011-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a national, stratified, multistage sampling survey of non-institutionalised US adults age ≥ 20...
September 15, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913939/elderly-living-donor-kidney-transplantation-allows-worthwhile-outcomes-the-japan-academic-consortium-of-kidney-transplantation-study
#6
Masayoshi Okumi, Kohei Unagami, Yoichi Kakuta, Atsuhiko Ochi, Toshio Takagi, Hideki Ishida, Kazunari Tanabe
OBJECTIVE: To compare transplant outcomes among elderly (aged ≥60 years) and non-elderly recipients, and to evaluate the acceptability of elderly living donor kidney transplantation in practice after consideration of living donor type. METHODS: We included 830 adult patients with living donor kidney transplantation between 2000 and 2011 in this retrospective cohort study. We compared death-censored graft survival, patient survival, biopsy-proven rejection, complications, and renal function in elderly (n = 119) and non-elderly recipients (n = 278)...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913356/expression-profiling-of-cellular-microrna-in-asymptomatic-hbsag-carriers-and-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
#7
Xianliang Hou, Yan Liang, Jianing Chen, Yingfeng Wei, Ping Zeng, Lin Wang, Chong Lu, Hongyan Diao
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may serve as potential molecular markers to predict liver injury resulting from chronic hepatitis B (CHB). In the present study, we want to study the expression profile and clinical significance of miRNAs at different stages of CHB virus infection. METHODS: Using miRNA microarray, we investigated the global expression profiles of cellular miRNA in asymptomatic hepatitis B antigen carriers (ASCs) and CHB patients, compared with healthy controls (HCs)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911765/prevalence-of-hepatitis-d-virus-infection-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander J Stockdale, Mas Chaponda, Apostolos Beloukas, Richard Odame Phillips, Philippa C Matthews, Athanasios Papadimitropoulos, Simon King, Laura Bonnett, Anna Maria Geretti
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis D virus (also known as hepatitis delta virus) can establish a persistent infection in people with chronic hepatitis B, leading to accelerated progression of liver disease. In sub-Saharan Africa, where HBsAg prevalence is higher than 8%, hepatitis D virus might represent an important additive cause of chronic liver disease. We aimed to establish the prevalence of hepatitis D virus among HBsAg-positive populations in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We systematically reviewed studies of hepatitis D virus prevalence among HBsAg-positive populations in sub-Saharan Africa...
October 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910222/restricted-access-state-medicaid-coverage-of-sofosbuvir-hepatitis-c-treatment
#9
Marea B Tumber
Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection can persist for decades without symptoms. Many Americans are unaware of their infection status and are not receiving necessary care and treatment. This places them at greater risk for severe, even fatal, complications from the disease and increases the likelihood that they will transmit the virus to others. In late 2013, the Food and Drug Administration approved a direct acting antiviral drug called sofosbuvir to treat chronic HCV infection. Sofosbuvir is a highly effective, but very expensive, curative treatment for HCV...
January 2017: Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905194/is-there-an-association-between-pemphigus-and-hepatitis-viruses-a-population-based-large-scale-study
#10
Khalaf Kridin, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon D Cohen
The association between pemphigus and hepatitis viruses has not been investigated sufficiently and remains unclear. Our objective was to assess the association between pemphigus and chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) infections using a large-scale real-life computerized database. This study was conducted as a cross-sectional study utilizing the database of Clalit Health Services. The proportion of chronic HBV and HCV infections was compared between patients diagnosed with pemphigus and age-, sex-, and ethnicity-matched controls...
September 13, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903508/effect-of-paritaprevir-ritonavir-ombitasvir-dasabuvir-and-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-regimens-on-survival-compared-with-untreated-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-persons-results-from-erchives
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Adeel Ajwad Butt, Peng Yan, Tracey G Simon, Abdul-Badi Abou-Samra
Background: Interferon-based regimens are associated with a substantial survival benefit for persons infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Survival data with direct-acting antiviral agents are not available. We conducted this study to quantify the effect of paritaprevir/ritonavir, ombitasvir, dasabuvir (PrOD) and ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) regimens upon mortality. Methods: In the Electronically Retrieved Cohort of HCV Infected Veterans (ERCHIVES), a well-established national cohort of HCV-infected Veterans, we identified HCV-infected persons initiated on PrOD or LDV/SOF, excluding those with human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B surface antigen positivity, hepatocellular carcinoma, or missing HCV RNA or FIB-4 scores...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903390/association-between-the-functional-polymorphism-ile31phe-in-the-aurka-gene-and-susceptibility-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-carriers
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Zhiyu Bao, Lei Lu, Xinyi Liu, Bingqian Guo, Yun Zhai, Yuanfeng Li, Yahui Wang, Bobo Xie, Qian Ren, Pengbo Cao, Yuqing Han, Weihua Jia, Minshan Chen, Xinqiang Liang, Xuan Wang, Yi-Xin Zeng, Fuchu He, Hongxing Zhang, Ying Cui, Gangqiao Zhou
Aurora kinase A (AURKA) is a serine threonine kinase which affects chromosomal separation and mitotic spindle stability through interaction with the centrosome during mitosis. Two functional nonsynonymous polymorphisms of the AURKA gene (Ile31Phe and Val57Ile) have been reported recently. We analyzed the association between the two polymorphisms and risk of the occurrence of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the Guangxi population consisting of 348 patients with HCC and 359 control subjects, and then validated the significant association in the Guangdong population consisting of 440 cases and 456 controls...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902891/tems-but-not-dkk1-could-serve-as-complementary-biomarkers-for-afp-in-diagnosing-afp-negative-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Liping Mao, Yueguo Wang, Delin Wang, Gang Han, Shouzhong Fu, Jianxin Wang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is prevalent worldwide. Despite its limitations, serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) remains the most widely-used biomarker for the diagnosis of HCC. This study aimed to assess whether measurement of peripheral plasma Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) and Tie2-expressing monocytes (TEMs) could overcome the limitations of AFP and improve the diagnostic accuracy of HCC. METHODS: Plasma DKK1 level and the percentage of TEMs in peripheral CD14+CD16+ monocytes from HCC patients (n = 82), HBV-related liver cirrhosis (LC) patients (n = 29), chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infected patients (n = 28) and healthy volunteers (n = 31) were analyzed by ELISA and flow cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902430/reduced-serum-igf-1-associated-with-hepatic-osteodystrophy-is-a-main-determinant-of-low-cortical-but-not-trabecular-bone-mass
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Zhongbo Liu, Tianzhen Han, Haim Werner, Clifford J Rosen, Mitchell B Schaffler, Shoshana Yakar
Hepatic osteodystrophy is multifactorial in its pathogenesis. Numerous studies have shown that impairments of the hepatic growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1 axis (GH/IGF-1) are common in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic viral hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and chronic cholestatic liver disease. Moreover these conditions are also associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) and greater fracture risk, particularly in cortical bone sites. Hence, we addressed whether disruptions in the GH/IGF-1 axis were causally related to the low bone mass in states of chronic liver disease using a mouse model of liver-specific GH-receptor (GHR) gene deletion (Li-GHRKO)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902234/monitoring-of-post-vaccination-anti-hbs-titles-vaccine-in-children-and-adolescents-in-the-pre-dialysis-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#15
Nathália Cristina Pereira da Costa, Mônica Ribeiro Canhestro, Cristina Maria Bouissou Morais Soares, Juliana Scudilio Rodrigues
Introduction: Bacterial or viral diseases are one of the major causes of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). These patients show a quantitative reduction of levels of antibodies over time. Among the infectious diseases that affect CKD patients, stands out hepatitis B (HB). Immunization and control of antibodies levels against the hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) are ways to prevent the HB infection in this population. Patients with anti-HBs levels ≥10 IU/ml are considered adequate responders, whereas those with anti-HBs levels ≥ 100 IU/ml are considered excellent responders...
August 28, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899983/regulatory-nk-cells-mediated-between-immunosuppressive-monocytes-and-dysfunctional-t-cells-in-chronic-hbv-infection
#16
Haijun Li, Naicui Zhai, Zhongfeng Wang, Hongxiao Song, Yang Yang, An Cui, Tianyang Li, Guangyi Wang, Junqi Niu, Ian Nicholas Crispe, Lishan Su, Zhengkun Tu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: HBV infection represents a major health problem worldwide, but the immunological mechanisms by which HBV causes chronic persistent infection remain only partly understood. Recently, cell subsets with suppressive features have been recognised among monocytes and natural killer (NK) cells. Here we examine the effects of HBV on monocytes and NK cells. METHODS: Monocytes and NK cells derived from chronic HBV-infected patients and healthy controls were purified and characterised for phenotype, gene expression and cytokines secretion by flow cytometry, quantitative real-time (qRT)-PCR, ELISA and western blotting...
September 12, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895581/corrigendum-improvement-of-liver-fibrosis-after-long-term-antiviral-therapy-assessed-by-fibroscan-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-with-advanced-fibrosis
#17
Young Eun Chon, Jun Yong Park, Sung-Min Myoung, Kyu Sik Jung, Beom Kyung Kim, Seung Up Kim, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han
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September 12, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895260/changes-of-serum-chitinase-3-like-1-levels-correlate-with-changes-of-liver-fibrosis-measured-by-the-two-established-quantitative-methods-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-following-antiviral-therapy
#18
Lin Wang, Tianhui Liu, Jialing Zhou, Hong You, Jidong Jia
AIM: Non-invasive assessment for liver fibrosis change is still an unmet medical need in the era of antiviral therapy. Therefore, we explore whether the chitinase 3-like 1 (CHI3L1), a serum marker of liver fibrosis, can be used as a non-invasive surrogate marker to fibrosis change during treatment. METHODS: We correlated the serum CHI3L1 levels with liver tissue collagen proportionate area (CPA) in a cohort of 131 CHB patients receiving entecavir-based antiviral therapy for 78 weeks...
September 12, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894525/evaluation-of-cd44-and-cd133-as-markers-of-liver-cancer-stem-cells-in-egyptian-patients-with-hcv-induced-chronic-liver-diseases-versus-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Mohammed Saeed Rozeik, Olfat Ali Hammam, Ali Ibrahim Ali, Mona Magdy, Heba Khalil, Amgad Anas, Ahmed Abdelaleem Abo El Hassan, Ali Abdel Rahim, Ahmed Ibrahim El-Shabasy
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) play a critical role in tumor development, progression, metastasis and recurrence. AIM: To evaluate hepatic expression of CD44 and CD133 in Egyptian patients with HCV-induced chronic liver diseases and hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs), and to assess its correlation with inflammatory activity scores, stages of fibrosis (in chronic hepatitis with or without cirrhosis) and grades of HCC. METHODS: This prospective case-control study was conducted on eighty subjects who attended the Tropical Diseases Department, Al-Azhar University Hospital, and in collaboration with Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (2014-2016)...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893941/viral-hepatitis-and-liver-cancer
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REVIEW
Marc Ringehan, Jane A McKeating, Ulrike Protzer
Hepatitis B and C viruses are a global health problem causing acute and chronic infections that can lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). These infections are the leading cause for HCC worldwide and are associated with significant mortality, accounting for more than 1.3 million deaths per year. Owing to its high incidence and resistance to treatment, liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, with HCC representing approximately 90% of all primary liver cancer cases...
October 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
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