V. M. Schneider

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Transactivated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) represent the key source of extra cellular matrix (ECM) in fibrotic liver. Imatinib, a potent inhibitor of the PDGF receptor tyrosine kinase, reduces HSC proliferation and fibrogenesis when treatment is initiated before fibrosis has developed. We tested the antifibrotic potential of imatinib in(More)
The endocannabinoid (EC) system is implicated in many chronic liver diseases, including hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection. Cannabis consumption is associated with fibrosis progression in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), however, the role of ECs in the development of CHC has never been explored. To study this question, anandamide (AEA) and(More)
UNLABELLED We present here GRANT ( G enotypic R esistance An alysis T ool), a program that automatically detects resistance-related mutations in HIV-1 protein sequences, and comments on the degree of resistance conferred when possible. This program is easily user-customizable, allowing immediate updates as new resistance mutations are discovered, or use(More)
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