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Insulin resistance and steatosis in chronic hepatitis C.
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PMID:  19381127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In chronic hepatitis C, insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) are more prevalent than in healthy controls or in chronic hepatitis B patients. HCV infection promotes IR mainly through increased TNF-a and cytokine suppressor (SOCS-3) production. Both events inhibit insulin receptor and IRS-1 (insulin receptor substrate) tyrosine phosphorylation. Hepatic steatosis is also 2.5 fold more frequent in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients as compared to the general population. Metabolic factors play a crucial role in the etiology of hepatic steatosis genotype non-3 related, which are also the genotypes with a greater association to IR. However, genotype 3, and particularly 3a, has a greater direct steatogenic capacity, and consequently, in those patients, the association with metabolic factors is weaker. Instead, in genotype 3, steatosis associates with viral factors like viral load. Those metabolic factors influence not only the natural history of HCV infection, as well as associate to an accelerated hepatic fibrosis progression, to a worse prognosis when hepatic cirrhosis is present, namely an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, and to a lower sustained viral response rate. On the other hand, in patients who achieve viral eradication, IR and hepatic steatosis may regress, and return if viral infection recurs, which once again indicates an intrinsic steatosis and IR promoter action by HCV.
Mariana V Machado; Helena Cortez-Pinto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of hepatology     Volume:  8 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1665-2681     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Hepatol     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-21     Completed Date:  2009-08-11     Revised Date:  2013-05-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155885     Medline TA:  Ann Hepatol     Country:  Mexico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S67-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Serviço de Gastrenterologia, Hospital de Santa Maria. Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM), Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Progression
Fatty Liver / blood,  etiology*
Hepatitis C, Chronic / blood,  complications*
Insulin / blood*
Insulin Resistance / physiology*
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