Anna Rita Mogavero

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To evaluate whether HCV genotype and a "silent" HBV infection may be related to a more severe clinical presentation of liver disease, 205 anti-HCV/HCV-RNA positive, HBsAg/anti-HBs negative patients with chronic hepatitis (113 males and 92 females; median age 55 years, range 18-77), were studied on presentation at the Liver Unit from January 1993 to December(More)
We have isolated a rat cDNA, named FE65, hybridizing to an mRNA of about 2,300 nucleotides present in rat brain, undetectable in rat liver and very poorly represented in other tissues. An mRNA of the same size is present in human neuroblastoma cells and is absent from other human cell lines. The FE65 cDNA contains an open reading frame (ORF) coding for a(More)
We have used the polyoma middle T oncogene to immortalize cells from rat embryo encephalon. Immunostaining experiments with monoclonal antibodies demonstrated that the cells of one of the obtained lines, named CEINGE CL3, are stained by anti-vimentin and anti-S100 antibodies, are not stained by anti-neurofilaments (NF) or anti-glial fibrillary(More)
The sustained response to interferon-alpha treatment was evaluated in 147 anti-HCV/HCV-RNA-positive, HBsAg-negative, chronic hepatitis patients, according to HCV genotypes and the presence or absence of anti-HBs and anti-HBc. These patients had been included in a controlled study on the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of three types of interferon-alpha(More)
To verify the clinical efficacy of the Desmet classification of chronic hepatitis C we reviewed 801 liver biopsies from patients with HCV-chronic hepatitis (CH). The diagnosis of chronic hepatitis was assessed according to the Desmet classification based on the Knodell Histological Activity Index (HAI) (minimal CH=score 1-3; mild CH= 4-8; moderate CH= 9-12;(More)
Cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is now the most frequent indication for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Recurrence of hepatitis C infection is the major cause of late mortality in patients undergoing OLT for hepatitis C cirrhosis. Recurrent HCV infection develops in 100% of patients HCV + in pre-transplantation time. Histological(More)
Following the decrease in HAV endemic levels in the last decades, nowadays in Italy most people aged less than 30 years are susceptible to the infection. We have tested for serum anti HAV IgG 194 chronic hepatitis patients from Naples to evaluate the level of protection against HAV in a category of patients in whom an acute necrosis due to HAV might induce(More)
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