Megan M. Xue

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Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a common cause of lung and airway infections in infants and young children. Recently, we and others have shown that hMPV infection induces Toll-like receptor (TLR)-dependent cellular signaling. However, the contribution of TLR-mediated signaling in host defenses against pulmonary hMPV infection and associated disease(More)
Received January 8, 2015; accepted May 7, 2015. From the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, the yDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, and the zGastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Texas Children’s Liver Center, Houston, TX. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Daniel H.(More)
Hepatitis D virus (HDV) is an uncommon, defective, single-stranded circular RNA virus that is dependent on the hepatitis B virus' surface antigen envelope proteins for transmission. It is highly pathogenic and associated with high rates of progression to cirrhosis and associated complications. HDV continues to ravage endemic parts of Asia and Europe, and(More)
Malignant liver tumors represent approximately 1% of malignancies in children. HA is a high-grade tumor of endothelial cells that is even more rare in the pediatric population. HA has a limited response to chemotherapy, radiation and resection with universal tumor recurrence with LT and nearly 100% mortality by 18 months. This is the first reported(More)
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