Guozhong Gong

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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/AIMS This study aimed to investigate the microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles in peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patients with different clinical manifestations and to analyze the function of miR-197. METHODS PBMC miRNA expression profiles in 51 healthy controls, 70 chronic asymptomatic carriers, 107(More)
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)
The Chinese population are at an increased risk of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). The aims of this study were to determine the demographic and clinical features of AIH in China. A total of 83 patients with AIH diagnosed by the revised scoring system were re-analyzed, and the clinical presentations among the different ages were compared. The patients were(More)