Thomas Whitfield

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UNLABELLED Current therapy of chronic hepatitis C is based on the combination of pegylated interferon-alpha and ribavirin. In spite of 50% sustained virological response, therapy is still limited by unsatisfying success rates with genotype 1 infections and adverse side effects. One attempt to increase success rates is triple combination therapy of(More)
Abstract The hepatitis C virus (HCV) encodes the p7 protein that oligomerizes to form an ion channel. The 63 amino acid long p7 monomer is an integral membrane protein predominantly found in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Although it is currently unknown whether p7 is incorporated into secreted virions, its presence is crucial for the release of infectious(More)
The effects of deoxycholate, taurocholate and cholate on transport and mucosal ATPase activity have been investigated in the rat jejunum in vivo using closed-loop and perfusion techniques. In the closed-loops, 5 mM deoxycholate selectively inactivated (Na+ + K+)-ATPase, and net secretion of Na+ induced by 2.5 mM deoxycholate was due to reduced lumen to(More)
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