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BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis is still not fully understood. The extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway is involved in the regulation of cell proliferation and differentiation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of PD98059, a specific inhibitor of ERK, on the cell cycle, cell proliferation,(More)
The development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is attributed to several factors, including chronic viral infection, alcohol consumption, exposure to aflatoxin B1 and metabolic disorders. Several recent reports have shown that HCC can occur in patients with long-standing Crohn's disease (CD) in the absence of other underlying high-risk liver diseases.(More)
The present study aimed to investigate the antifibrotic effects of juglone on dimethylnitrosamine (DMN)‑induced fibrosis in rats. Juglone, which is a quinone, significantly decreased DMN‑induced rat hepatic fibrosis, which was associated with increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, decreased oxidative stress and reduced levels of α‑smooth muscle(More)
Primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL) is an extremely rare form of extranodal malignant lymphoma. The most common histological subtype of PPL is diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). In rare cases, PPL can also present as follicular lymphoma, small lymphocytic lymphoma, and T cell lymphoma either of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or of Hodgkin's lymphoma.(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, there is no consensus on the recommendation of peginterferon alfa (pegIFNα) to chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with poor viral response (EVR). This study aimed to assess the sustained curative efficacy of adefovir (ADV) add-on therapy in optimizing pegIFNα monotherapy. METHODS A total of 85 hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-positive(More)
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