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BACKGROUND Patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and depression may be at a higher risk for various complications, including impaired quality of life and more advanced liver disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of depression in CLD patients (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Hepatitis C(More)
Traditionally, customer credit scoring aimed at distinguishing good payers from bad payers at the time of the loan application. However, the timing when customers become bad is also very interesting to investigate since it can provide the bank with the ability to compute the profitability over a customer's lifetime and perform profit scoring. The problem(More)
In our investigation, we describe the complex model of brain oxidative stress consisted of combination of experimental brain ischemia and energy metabolism violation induced by irreversible inhibitor of mitochondrial succi-nate dehydrogenase, 3-nitropropionate (3-NPA). 3-NPA causes selective degeneration of striatum neurons, which is extremely sensitive to(More)
MOTIVATION The detection of transcription factor binding sites (TFBS) in genomic sequences is a basic task for elucidating the transcriptional aspects of gene regulation. Evaluation procedures applicable to the TFBS prediction outputs need improvement. Predicted TFBS located outside of the transcription associated areas are often neglected from the(More)
BACKGROUND The protein p53 plays an active role in the regulation of cell cycle. In about half of human cancers, the protein is inactivated by mutations located primarily in its DNA-binding domain. Interestingly, a number of these mutations possess temperature-induced DNA-binding characteristics. A striking example is the mutation of Arg248 into glutamine(More)
Recent studies of CH-C patients have demonstrated a strong association between IL28B CC genotype and sustained virologic response (SVR) after PEG-IFN/RBV treatment. We aimed to assess whether IL28B alleles rs12979860 genotype influences gene expression in response to PEG-IFN/RBV in CH-C patients. Clinical data and gene expression data were available for 56(More)
The standard treatment for CH-C, pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin (PEG-IFN + RBV), is associated with depression. Recent studies have proposed a new role for cytokines in the pathogenesis of depression. We aimed to assess differential gene expression related to depression in CH-C patients treated with PEG-IFN + RBV. We included 67 CH-C patients being(More)
BACKGROUND An important step in understanding the conditions that specify gene expression is the recognition of gene regulatory elements. Due to high diversity of different types of transcription factors and their DNA binding preferences, it is a challenging problem to establish an accurate model for recognition of functional regulatory elements in(More)