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Clinical correlation of liver function tests with suppression of cytokine signaling (SOCS1) gene expression in HCV infected patients: A real-world clinical experience.

Authors
  • Bin Wahid, Sohaib1
  • Ain, Qurat Ul2
  • Quraishi, Azra3
  • Wahid, Braira3
  • 1 Department of Biology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan. , (Pakistan)
  • 2 Department of Mathematics, School of Science, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. , (Pakistan)
  • 3 Department of Life Sciences, School of Science, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. , (Pakistan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Medical Virology
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2020
Volume
92
Issue
2
Pages
257–259
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/jmv.25596
PMID: 31535716
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of chronic liver complications globally and suppressor of cytokine signaling-1 (SOCS-1) is a gene triggered by cytokines that activates transcription of the JAK/STAT signal transduction pathway and negatively regulates Janus kinase-signal transducer. Several studies have shown that the expression of SOCS1 and SOCS3 genes negatively regulate the response of HCV infection to interferon therapy and interferon-free regimens. It has been reported that liver function enzymes elevate in CHC patients but the association of SOCS1 gene expression with LFTs haven't been studied. This study recruited 114 CHC patients and 112 normal healthy participants and analyzed the correlation of SOCS1 gene expression and liver function enzymes (LFEs). Herein, we observed that the expression of SOCS1 gene had a positive correlation with LFEs. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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