Michael Clare

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BACKGROUND The genetic basis of susceptibility to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is poorly understood. Genomic DNA was available from 98 patients with HCC, 77 familial controls, 97 controls from Hong Kong and 96 Northern European controls (NECs). METHODS Polymorphisms of interleukin (IL)-1beta; IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RN); IL-10 promoter (positions(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Though there is a consensus that the HLA DQB1*0301 allele is important in untreated HCV clearance, this association is not universal and a number of genes outside the major histocompatibility complex may also play a role in host responses to HCV infection. Prime candidates, at present, are the genes encoding pro-inflammatory and(More)
Structure-based drug design (SBDD) and polymer-assisted solution-phase (PASP) library synthesis were used to develop a series of pyrazinone inhibitors of the Tissue Factor/Factor VIIa (TF/VIIa) complex. The crystal structure of a tripeptide-alpha-ketothiazole complexed with TF/VIIa was utilized in a docking experiment to identify the pyrazinone core as a(More)