Manuel Joao Amaro

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The capability of hepatitis B virus (HBV) to increase the transcription of the human hepatic inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) by transactivating its promoter has been studied. We have observed by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) that although the mRNA for the iNOS was almost undetectable in the human hepatoblastoma cell line,(More)
Nitric oxide is a free radical gas molecule which may be implicated in antiviral defense. However, there is no information about its possible role in chronic viral hepatitis B and C. In this study we have analyzed the serum levels of NO2- (as an index of nitric oxide generation) from patients with chronic viral hepatitis B and C and relationship of same(More)
Acute and chronic liver dysfunction is common after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Although toxicity, graft versus-host disease (GVHD), and viral infections are the major causes, etiologic diagnosis is difficult and often remains unknown. We conducted a prospective study to establish the role of the infection with both the hepatitis C virus(More)
The nucleotide sequence of hepatitis GB virus type C (HGBV-C)/hepatitis G virus (HGV) NS3/helicase and 5'-untranslated regions from 23 Spanish patients were analyzed to assign the HGV isolates one of the proposed HGBV-C/HGV genotypes. The analysis of the evolutionary distance frequency showed that the distances among all sequences in NS3/helicase region(More)
Nowadays, organizations to survive competitively they need to be, innovative and efficient. The way the Internet has been expanding along with other technological changes is leading us to a future in which all the objects that surround us will be seamlessly integrated into information networks. The possibility to implement concepts related with the(More)
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