Effect of praziquantel treatment on the expression of matrix metalloproteinases in relation to tissue resorption during fibrosis in hamsters with acute and chronic Opisthorchis viverrini infection.

@article{Pinlaor2009EffectOP,
  title={Effect of praziquantel treatment on the expression of matrix metalloproteinases in relation to tissue resorption during fibrosis in hamsters with acute and chronic Opisthorchis viverrini infection.},
  author={S. Pinlaor and S. Prakobwong and T. Boonmars and C. Wongkham and P. Pinlaor and Y. Hiraku},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2009},
  volume={111 2},
  pages={
          181-91
        }
}
  • S. Pinlaor, S. Prakobwong, +3 authors Y. Hiraku
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Acta tropica
  • Praziquantel has been used for the treatment of diseases caused by infection with various parasites. Praziquantel treatment in Opisthorchis viverrini-infected patients reduces the hepatobiliary fibrosis due to tissue resorption, however, some fibroses are irreversible. To clarify the effect of praziquantel treatment on hepatobiliary fibrosis, we examined the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in relation to fibrolysis on praziquantel-treated hamsters after O. viverrini acute… CONTINUE READING
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