Silvia Lucano-Landeros

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BACKGROUND Breast capsular contracture (BCC) is a commonly adverse event postmammoplastly characterized by an immune response mediated by cytokines and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 resulting in excessive synthesis and deposit of extracellular matrix around the breast implant. Presence of TGF-β1 polymorphisms has been associated as a risk factor to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess whether two-years treatment with Pirfenidone influences necroinflammation, fibrosis and steatosis, serum levels of TGF-β1, IL-6, TNF-α and CB1 and CB2 gene expression, in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). METHODS Twenty-eight patients out of 34 with CHC virus infection were enrolled in the study and(More)
BACKGROUND Dominant-negative transforming growth factor beta type II receptor (TbetaRIIDeltacyt) is a protein that blocks transforming growth factor (TGF-beta) signaling. Because the consequences of blocking TGF-beta have not been completely elucidated in liver fibrosis, we analysed the effects of adenoviral delivery of TbetaRIIDeltacyt on profibrogenic(More)
Pirfenidone (PFD) is a non-peptide synthetic molecule issued as a broad-spectrum anti-fibrotic drug with the ability to decrease TGF-β1, TNF-α, PDGF and COL1A1 expression, which is highly related to prevent or remove excessive deposition of scar tissue in several organs. Basic and clinical evidence suggests that PFD may safely slow or inhibit the(More)
Capillarization of the sinusoid impedes the clearance of neurotoxic substances in liver fibrosis. These events may result in hepatic encephalopathy. Neurological and hepatic features of rats after bile duct ligation (BDL) supplemented with Manganese (BDL+Mn(2+)) were examined. The 4-week-old BDL rats had elevated levels of ammonia and were concomitantly fed(More)
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