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  • Alterations of leptin during IFN-alpha therapy in patients with chronic viral hepatitis 

    Zografos, T. A.; Rigopoulou, E. I.; Liaskos, C.; Togousidis, E.; Zachou, K.; Gatselis, N.; Germenis, A.; Dalekos, G. N. (2006)
    Background/Aims: Leptin has a particular profibrogenic role in the liver. We investigated whether IFN-alpha influences leptin production in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and C (CHC). Leptin was determined in ...
  • A case of membranous nephropathy associated with Sjögren syndrome, polymyositis and autoimmune hepatitis 

    Stefanidis, I.; Giannopoulou, M.; Liakopoulos, V.; Dovas, S.; Karasavvidou, F.; Zachou, K.; Koukoulis, G. K.; Dalekos, G. N. (2008)
    Sjögren syndrome (SS) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of exocrine glands, especially lacrimal and salivary. The immunologic process which occurs in this syndrome is B cell ...
  • Confluent hepatic fibrosis as the presenting imaging sign in nonadvanced alcoholic cirrhosis 

    Kelekis, N. L.; Makri, E.; Vassiou, A.; Patsiaoura, K.; Spiridakis, M.; Dalekos, G. N. (2004)
    Confluent hepatic fibrosis (CHF) is usually a feature of advanced cirrhosis, while occurrence in early stage compensated cirrhosis is uncommon. We report the imaging findings of masslike CHF in a patient with previously ...
  • Oval cell proliferation in cirrhosis in rats. An experimental study 

    Tsamandas, A. C.; Antonacopoulou, A.; Kalogeropoulou, C.; Tsota, I.; Zabakis, P.; Giannopoulou, E.; Liava, A.; Tzelepi, V.; Tepetes, K.; Petsas, T.; Kardamakis, D.; Kalofonos, H. P. (2007)
    Oval cells are liver stem cells involved in liver regeneration following liver damage. Previous studies have shown that pretreatment with a hepatocyte inhibitor is required to allow full oval cell activation. This study ...
  • Quantitative HBsAg and HDV-RNA levels in chronic delta hepatitis 

    Zachou, K.; Yurdaydin, C.; Drebber, U.; Dalekos, G. N.; Erhardt, A.; Cakaloglu, Y.; Degertekin, H.; Gurel, S.; Zeuzem, S.; Bozkaya, H.; Schlaphoff, V.; Dienes, H. P.; Bock, T. C.; Manns, M. P.; Wedemeyer, H. (2010)
    Background: Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) causes severe liver disease. Aims: To investigate the quantitative HDV-RNA, HBsAg and hepatitis B virus (HBV)DNA levels in correlation to histological, biochemical and demographical ...
  • Smoking as a risk factor for autoimmune liver disease: What we can learn from primary biliary cirrhosis 

    Smyk, D. S.; Rigopoulou, E. I.; Muratori, L.; Burroughs, A. K.; Bogdanos, D. P. (2012)
    Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a cholestatic liver disease characterised by the immune-mediated destruction of biliary epithelial cells in small intrahepatic bile ducts. The disease is characterised by circulating ...