Meagan J Walsh

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The mechanisms for progressive fibrosis and exacerbation by steatosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) are still unknown. We hypothesized that proliferative blockade in HCV-infected and steatotic hepatocytes results in the default activation of hepatic progenitor cells (HPC), capable of differentiating into both biliary and hepatocyte lineages,(More)
UNLABELLED Cystic fibrosis liver disease (CFLD), which results from progressive hepatobiliary fibrosis, is an important cause of morbidity and mortality, but it is difficult to identify before portal hypertension (PHT) ensues. Clinical signs, serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels, and ultrasound (US) are widely applied, but their value in predicting(More)
BACKGROUND Interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) activated cellular signalling is negatively regulated by inhibitory factors, including the suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS) family. The effects of host factors such as obesity on hepatic expression of these inhibitory factors in subjects with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) are unknown. OBJECTIVES To assess(More)
Steatosis is increasingly recognized as a cofactor influencing the progression of fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C; however, the mechanisms by which it contributes to liver injury remain uncertain. We studied 125 patients with chronic hepatitis C to assess the effect of steatosis on liver cell apoptosis and the expression of Bcl-2, Bcl-x(L), Bax, and tumor(More)
Introduction: Interferon-α (IFN) -activated cellular signalling is negatively regulated by inhibitory factors including the suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS) family. The effects of host factors such as obesity on the hepatic expression of these inhibitory factors in subjects with chronic HCV are unknown. Objectives: To assess the independent effects(More)
Cholestatic liver disease causes significant morbidity and mortality in children. The diagnosis and management of these diseases can be complicated by an inability to detect early stages of fibrosis and a lack of adequate interventional therapy. There is no single gold standard test that accurately reflects the presence of liver disease, or that can be used(More)
Walsh, Martin J. (Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.), Bobby C. Brown, Leonard Brown, and Carl I. Pirkle. Use of the chick embryo in maintaining and restoring virulence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J. Bacteriol. 86:478-481. 1963.-Data based on its capabilities of producing acute urethritis in human male volunteers showed that Neisseria gonorrhoeae(More)
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