Guozhong Gong

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OBJECTIVE Impaired adaptive response to oxidative injuries is a fundamental mechanism central to the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Glycogen synthase kinase (GSK) 3β is an indispensable regulator of the oxidative stress response. However, the exact role of GSK3β in CHC is uncertain and was examined. DESIGN GSK3β and Nrf2 signalling pathways(More)
PURPOSE Few studies have evaluated the validity of noninvasive models for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, with controversial results. In this study, we evaluated the ability of seven noninvasive models in staging liver fibrosis in a large cohort of CHB. METHODS This is a retrospective study. A total of 1168 severe(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is relatively frequent in China. This study investigated the clinical, demographic, and viral and host genetic characteristics that may influence disease manifestations and clinical management. METHODS In this cross-sectional observational study, treatment-naïve Han ethnic adults with recently(More)
Growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible gene 45-α (GADD45α) protein has been shown to be a tumour suppressor and is implicated in cell-cycle arrest and suppression of cell growth. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) non-structural 5A (NS5A) protein plays an important role in cell survival and is linked to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However,(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection is characterized by higher serum HCV RNA loads compared with HCV mono-infection. However, the relationship between HIV and HCV replication remains to be clarified. HIV Vpr has been shown to play an essential role in HIV replication. In this study, we aimed to explore the role of Vpr in(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a prospective,multicenter,open,randomized study to determine a treatment regimen for treatment-naive patients with refractory chronic hepatitis C (RHC) using the predictive value (PV) of early virological response (EVR). METHODS A total of 438 patients from 18 hospitals were recruited between December 2008 and December 2010 and(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Decreased levels of phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN) are associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) pathogenesis and poor prognosis in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected HCC patients. The molecular processes governing the reduction in PTEN and outcome of PTEN dysfunction in hepatocytes are poorly understood. METHODS The levels(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Daclatasvir plus asunaprevir has demonstrated efficacy and safety in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1b infection. This study focused on evaluating daclatasvir plus asunaprevir in interferon (±ribavirin)-ineligible or -intolerant Asian patients with genotype 1b infection from mainland China, Korea, and Taiwan. METHODS(More)
Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is involved in the initiation and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the mechanism is still needed to be elucidated. In this study, we explored the relationship between HBx and microRNA and their roles in hepato-carcinogenesis. Firstly, by global microarray-based microRNA profiling and qRT-PCR, we found(More)
miR-122 is a liver-rich-specific microRNA that plays an important role in hepatic gene expression via post-transcription regulation, and it is potentially associated with the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. It has been confirmed that miR-122 is down-regulated during HBV infection; however, how HBV affects miR-122 is still debated. One research(More)