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coinfection fibrosis apri fib4

Luz M Medrano, Juan Berenguer, María A Jiménez-Sousa, Teresa Aldámiz-Echevarria, Francisco Tejerina, Cristina Diez, Lorena Vigón, Amanda Fernández-Rodríguez, Salvador Resino
The adenosine deaminase acting on RNA (ADAR1) gene is an interferon-stimulated gene involved in liver injury protection. Our aim was to analyze the association of polymorphisms within this gene with the severity of liver disease in European HIV/HCV-coinfected patients. We performed a cross-sectional study in 220 patients that underwent a liver biopsy. Five SNPs in the ADAR1 gene (rs1127326, rs1127317, rs1127314, rs1127313, rs2229857) were genotyped by GoldenGate assay. The outcome variables were fibrosis stage and necroinflammatory activity grade by METAVIR-score, aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index (APRI), FIB-4 index, and fibrosis progression rate (FPR)...
October 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
María Guzmán-Fulgencio, Juan Berenguer, María A Jiménez-Sousa, Daniel Pineda-Tenor, Teresa Aldámiz-Echevarria, Pilar García-Broncano, Ana Carrero, Mónica García-Álvarez, Francisco Tejerina, Cristina Diez, Sonia Vazquez-Morón, Salvador Resino
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-7 (IL-7) is a critical factor for T cell development and for maintaining and restoring homeostasis of mature T cells. Polymorphisms at α-chain of the IL-7 receptor (IL7R or CD127) gene are related to evolution of HIV-infection, but there are no data concerning the evolution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The aim of this study was to analyze the association between IL7R polymorphisms and severe liver disease in HCV/HIV coinfected patients. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study in 220 naïve patients who underwent a liver biopsy...
2015: Journal of Translational Medicine
Julio Collazos, Víctor Asensi, Belén de la Fuente, Jose-Antonio Cartón
BACKGROUND: The course over time of different fibrosis parameters in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients who did not suppress HCV during anti-HCV therapy, and in patients who suppressed HCV but relapsed after treatment discontinuation is unclear. METHODS: A total of 248 patients were included in the study (81 non-responders, 49 relapsers, and 118 control, untreated patients). Four primary non-invasive fibrosis indices (transient elastometry, APRI, Forns, and FIB4), as well as other fibrosis parameters, were evaluated in each group at baseline, at the end of anti-HCV therapy and at the end of follow-up (median 39...
December 2012: Current HIV Research
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