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UNLABELLED The long-term survival of subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in comparison with both individuals with elevated transaminases attributable to other causes and the general poulation is poorly characterized. This study was undertaken to determine the frequency of NAFLD in a cohort of subjects who underwent liver biopsy from 1980(More)
The induction of autophagy caused by vinblastine (VBL) has been found to be concomitant with a stimulation of proteolysis in a mitochondrial-lysosomal (ML) fraction from the rat liver (Marzella and Glaumann, 1980, Lab. Invest., 42: 8-17. Marzella and Glaumann, 1980, Lab. Invest., 42:18-27). In this fraction the enhanced proteolysis is associated with a(More)
The median age of the population with cystic fibrosis (CF) has increased worldwide, which has led to the suggestion that the prevalence of liver disease would increase. The aim of this study was to evaluate the natural history of CF-associated liver disease over a 15-year period in a well-controlled population of patients with CF. During the years 1976(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study aimed to determine the long-term outcome of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients who respond to interferon treatment with clearance of serum HCV RNA. METHODS We performed a long-term biochemical, virological, and histological follow-up of all sustained virological responders, defined as those who became HCV RNA negative at(More)
Methods are described for incorporation of purified forms of rabbit liver microsomal NADPH-cytochrome P-450 reductase and cytochrome P-450LM2, P-450LM3 and P-450LM4 (LM, liver microsomes) into phospholipid vesicles. It was found that each cytochrome could individually be incorporated into preformed phospholipid vesicles in the absence of cholate. However,(More)
The efficacy of 2 years of treatment with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in cystic fibrosis (CF)-associated liver disease was evaluated by liver biopsies and liver function tests in 10 patients aged 8 to 28 years. The metabolism of UDCA was investigated by analysis of urinary bile acids with fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry (FABMS) and gas-liquid(More)
Four of 102 patients with cystic fibrosis with symptoms or signs suggesting sclerosing cholangitis had typical findings at endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC), indicating this syndrome. All patients had pulmonary symptoms, pancreatic insufficiency, and pathologic sweat test results. Three females (aged 15-20 years), two of whom had unspecific(More)
The accidental finding of raised levels of serum aminotransferase levels may lead to extensive investigations of the liver in apparently healthy people. To identify diagnostic groups and their need for investigations, we have evaluated the results of all investigative procedures carried out in 149 asymptomatic patients with persistently raised serum levels(More)
Using a combination of hormone-binding assays, immunologic techniques, and mRNA hybridizations we have measured the estrogen receptor (ER) content and studied the hormonal regulation of ER mRNA in one estrogen responsive and one estrogen unresponsive breast cancer cell line, MCF-7 and T47Dco, respectively. Estradiol binding could be detected in cytosol from(More)