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BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of this study was to better define the long term prognosis of infection and disease in children with chronic hepatitis B treated with interferon (IFN) alpha. PATIENTS A total of 107 children with chronic hepatitis B who received IFN alpha for three or six months in two clinical trials were followed for a mean period of 69 (17)(More)
The peptide transporter (PepT) systems are well-known for their importance to protein absorption in all vertebrate species. These symporters use H+ gradient at the apical membrane of the intestinal epithelial cells to mediate the absorption of small peptides. In fish, the intestine is a multifunctional organ, involved in osmoregulation, acid-base(More)
Chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in children is commonly associated with Hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) seropositivity and histologic features of minimal to moderate hepatitis. Remission of liver disease is the rule following HBeAg to antiHBe seroconversion and clearance of HBV DNA from serum. In intermediate and low endemicity areas chronic HBV(More)
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