Early hepatic stellate cell activation predicts severe hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation.

@article{Gawrieh2005EarlyHS,
  title={Early hepatic stellate cell activation predicts severe hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation.},
  author={Samer Gawrieh and Bettina G. Papouchado and Lawrence J. Burgart and Shogo Kobayashi and Michael R. Charlton and Gregory J. Gores},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={1207-13}
}
Only a subset of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients develop progressive hepatic fibrosis after liver transplantation (LT). Hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation is a pivotal step in hepatic fibrosis and precedes clinically apparent fibrosis. We determined whether early HSC activation, measured in 4-month protocol post-LT biopsies, is predictive of subsequent development of more histologically severe recurrence of HCV. Early (4 month) post-LT HSC activation, as measured by alpha-smooth… CONTINUE READING
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