Janine Ehser

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In our novel mouse model for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), wildtype FVB mice infected with an Adenovirus (Ad) expressing the major AIH autoantigen human cytochrome P450 2D6 (hCYP2D6) show persistent histological and immunological features associated with AIH, including the generation of anti-hCYP2D6 antibodies with an epitope specificity identical to LKM-1(More)
Autoimmune hepatitis is a rare but life threatening autoimmune disease of the liver of unknown etiology(1,2). In the past many attempts have been made to generate an animal model that reflects the characteristics of the human disease (3-5). However, in various models the induction of disease was rather complex and often hepatitis was only transient(3-5).(More)
Autoimmune hepatitis type 2 (AIH-2) is a severe autoimmune liver disease with unknown etiology. We recently developed the CYP2D6 mouse model for AIH-2, in which mice are challenged with an adenovirus (Ad-2D6) expressing human cytochrome P450 2D6 (hCYP2D6), the major autoantigen in AIH-2. Such mice develop chronic hepatitis with cellular infiltrations and(More)
Classical junctional adhesion molecules JAM-A, JAM-B and JAM-C influence vascular permeability, cell polarity as well as leukocyte recruitment and immigration into inflamed tissue. As the vasculature becomes remodelled in chronically injured, fibrotic livers we aimed to determine distribution and role of junctional adhesion molecules during this(More)
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