Judith Gopher

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The lack of small-animal models that are suitable for evaluation of agents used to treat infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) severely hinders the assessment of potential new therapies for the disease. This study created such a model, termed the "HCV-Trimera" model. The HCV-Trimera model was developed by using lethally irradiated mice, reconstituted with(More)
Passive immunotherapy is potentially effective in preventing reinfection of liver grafts in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated liver transplant patients. A combination of monoclonal antibodies directed against different epitopes may be advantageous against a highly mutating virus such as HCV. Two human monoclonal antibodies (HumAbs) against the E2 envelope(More)
Two human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) generated in the Trimera mouse system are described. Both mAbs 17.1.41 and 19.79.5 are of the IgG1 isotype and have high affinity constants for HBsAg binding in the range of 10(-10) mol/L. Monoclonal antibody 17.1.41 recognizes a conformational epitope on the a determinant of(More)
Treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection with interferon alfa and lamivudine is characterized by lack of viral clearance, loss of response, or emergence of drug-resistant mutants. Thus, new and multiple drug approaches are needed. We have developed two fully human monoclonal antibodies, directed against different epitopes of hepatitis B(More)
s of the 16th Annual Meeting of The Israel Society for Neuroscience Eilat, Israel, November 25–27, 2007 Received 9 October 2007; Accepted 9 October 2007 The Israel Society for Neuroscience—ISFN—was founded in 1993 by a group of Israeli leading scientists conducting research in the area of neurobiology. The primary goal of the society was to promote and(More)
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