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HBV and HCV infections in heart transplant recipients.
BACKGROUND Heart transplant (HTx) recipients risk acquiring hepatotropic viral infections such as hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), and the impact of these infections on post-HTxExpand
Natural leukocyte interferon alfa for the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis in heart transplant recipients
Background. A more rapid and aggressive course of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related and hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related infection in organ transplant recipients has been described. Interferon alfa isExpand
Risk factors in community-acquired chronic hepatitis C virus infection: a case-control study in Italy.
AIMS/METHODS A case-control study was carried out in Italy to assess the risk factors associated with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Five hundred consecutive chronic anti-hepatitis C virusExpand
Stress factors in the gills of Liza aurata (Perciformes, Mugilidae) living in polluted environments
Abstract Exposure to heavy metals can produce morphological and functional alterations in fish. It is well known that the marine organisms living in contaminated environments display damageExpand
Immunocytochemical and ultrastructural changes in the caudal neurosecretory system of a seawater fish Boops boops L. (teleostei:sparidae) in relation to the osmotic stress.
A combined immunocytochemical and ultrastructural study of the caudal neurosecretory system of a seawater fish, Boops boops, maintained in a freshwater environment for different periods, was carriedExpand
Brain-gut-skin peptides: an update overview.
The authors present an overview of the main amphibian peptide families mainly derived from the skin and mostly discovered by Erspamer and his associates. The studies of the peptides do not onlyExpand
Sauvagine/urotensin I-like immunoreactivity in the caudal neurosecretory system of a seawater fish Diplodus sargus L. in normal and hyposmotic milieu
We report the presence of sauvagine/urotensin I-like immunoreactive (SV/UI-LI) elements in the caudal neurosecretory system of a teleost (Diplodus sargus L.) collected from aquaria tanks of theExpand
Response to HBV vaccine in relation to anti-HCV and anti-HBc positivity: a study in intravenous drug addicts.
Drug addicts represent the group of young adults with the lowest response to hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine. A study was carried out on 110 current intravenous heroin users attending the serviceExpand