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Bicarbonate excretion in bile is a major function of the biliary epithelium. It is driven by the apically located Cl-/HCO3- exchanger which is functionally coupled with a cAMP-dependent Cl- channel (CFTR). A number of hormones and/or neuropeptides with different mechanisms and at different intracellular levels regulate, in concert, the processes underlying(More)
OBJECTIVE Infection with hepatotropic viruses is associated with a variable degree of liver disease, and there is evidence that more severe lesions are related to the association with another viral infection. The aim of this investigation is to establish the relationship between different viral infections occurring in the same individual and the presence(More)
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