Interdisciplinary sciences, computational life sciences
The hepatitis C virus (HCV), of the family flaviviridae, is one of the major causes of chronic liver diseases. Until the year 2012, HCV infections were treated using PEG-interferon and ribavirin combinations, which have a low cure rate and severe side effects. Currently, many direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are available, e.g. protease inhibitors, ...
Nucleosides, nucleotides & nucleic acids
This study reports a novel and efficient method for the synthesis of the first reported novel class of thiopyrazoles and their corresponding thioglycosides. These series of compounds were designed through the reaction of hydrazine derivatives with sodium dithiolate salt 2 in EtOH at ambient temperature to give the corresponding sodium 5-amino-4-cya...
The International journal on drug policy
Regardless of active drug use or OAT, patients who received DAA therapy at an urban primary care clinic achieved high HCV cure rates. We found no clinical evidence to justify restricting access to HCV treatment for patients actively using drugs and/or receiving OAT.
American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Hepatitis C virus infection is common among patients on hemodialysis therapy and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. We investigated the safety and effectiveness of a paritaprevir/ritonavir/ombitasvir/dasabuvir regimen in a group of 10 patients on hemodialysis therapy with genotype 1a, 1b, or 4 hepatitis C virus infection who had pred...
Biochimica et biophysica acta
Our results may lay the foundation for clarifying the role of N-glycans and facilitate the development of novel diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets based on the increased FUT8, fucosylated ANXA2 and HSP90B1 after HCV infection.
Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects nearly 170 million people worldwide and is a leading cause of progressive liver damage, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Curative therapies have historically relied on interferon-based treatments and were limited by significant toxicity and poor response rates, particularly among patients with prior treatment...
The European journal of health economics : HEPAC : health economics in prevention and care
Our findings indicate that it is possible to perform a DCE at the national level in a health technology assessment agency. The weighting of multiple outcomes allows an indication-specific and evidence-based measure to be used in health economic evaluations. In decision-making in health care, the approach generally allows for consideration of patien...
International journal of biological macromolecules
An impedimetric genosensor was fabricated for detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 in serum, based on hybridization of the probe with complementary target cDNA from sample. To achieve it, probe DNA complementary to HCVgene was immobilized on the surface of methylene blue (MB) doped silica nanoparticles [email protected]) modified fluorine doped t...
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
Alkoxyanthranilic acid derivatives have been identified to inhibit HCV NS5B polymerase, binding in an allosteric site located at the convergence of the palm and thumb regions. Information from co-crystal structures guided the structural design strategy. Ultimately, two independent structural modifications led to a similar shift in binding mode that...
Diabetology & metabolic syndrome
Our data suggest that NASH and CLD-C patients with ANAs have more severe insulin resistance than those without ANAs. More advanced insulin resistance deriving from excessive BAFF production may result in severe hepatic fibrosis and steatosis in CLD-C patients with ANAs.