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  • P Farci, A Shimoda, A Coiana, G Diaz, G Peddis, J C Melpolder +6 others
  • 2000
The mechanisms by which hepatitis C virus (HCV) induces chronic infection in the vast majority of infected individuals are unknown. Sequences within the HCV E1 and E2 envelope genes were analyzed during the acute phase of hepatitis C in 12 patients with different clinical outcomes. Acute resolving hepatitis was associated with relative evolutionary stasis(More)
The extraordinary specificity of bile duct destruction in primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and the presence of T cell infiltrates in the portal tracts have suggested that biliary epithelial cells are the targets of an autoimmune response. The immunodominant antimitochondrial response in patients with PBC is directed against the E2 component of pyruvate(More)
We evaluated chemosensory function, food preferences, and appetite in 88 patients with liver disease including those with hepatitis, cirrhosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and sclerosing cholangitis. Reported chemosensory disturbances were common in the patients with liver disease: over 40% reported recent taste changes, and 27% reported recent changes in(More)
Relationships between liver biochemical test values and reported frequency of consumption of various foods were examined using a principal-component analysis of data from 42 patients with chronic liver disease. The statistical procedure identified relationships among biochemical and dietary variables. One relationship included the variables albumin,(More)
We present simple parametric equations in terms of Jacobi elliptic functions that provide a realistic model of the shape of human normal erythrocytes as well as of variations in size (anisocytosis) and shape (poikilocytosis) thereof. We illustrate our results with parameterizations of microcytes, macrocytes and stomatocytes, and show the applicability of(More)
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