Juan-Carlos Lopez-Talavera

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It is shown that the glutamate-NO-cGMP pathway is impaired in cerebellum of rats with portacaval anastomosis in vivo as assessed by in vivo brain microdialysis in freely moving rats. NMDA-induced increase in extracellular cGMP in the cerebellum was significantly reduced (by 27%) in rats with portacaval anastomosis. Activation of soluble guanylate cyclase by(More)
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) increases beta cell proliferation and function in rat insulin promoter (RIP)-targeted transgenic mice. RIP-HGF mouse islets also function superiorly to normal islets in a transplant setting. Here, we aimed to determine whether viral gene transfer of the HGF gene into mouse islets ex vivo could enhance the performance of normal(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitors combined with pegylated alfa interferon-ribavirin have demonstrated improved efficacy compared with pegylated alfa interferon-ribavirin alone for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Asunaprevir (BMS-650032), a novel HCV NS3 protease inhibitor in clinical development, was evaluated for safety, antiviral activity,(More)
Peginterferon lambda-1a (Lambda) is under clinical development for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C virus (HBV, HCV, respectively) infection. This is the first of two manuscripts detailing the pharmacodynamic derivation of Lambda dosing and treatment durations for Phase 3 studies in HCV, based on Phase 2 data. We describe here the derivation of a(More)
This is the second of two manuscripts detailing the pharmacodynamic derivation of peginterferon lambda-1a (Lambda) dosing and treatment durations for Phase 3 studies in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, based on Phase 2 data. Herein, we describe the derivation of regression models for 12-week on-treatment virologic response and safety outcomes at 120, 180,(More)
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