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Virus-drug interactions-molecular insight into immunosuppression and HCV.
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PMID:  22508161     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Liver transplantation is an effective treatment for end-stage liver disease that is attributable to chronic HCV infection. However, long-term outcomes are compromised by universal virological recurrence in the graft. Reinfection that occurs after transplantation has increased resistance to current interferon-based antiviral therapy and often leads to accelerated development of cirrhosis. Important risk factors for severe HCV recurrence are linked to immunosuppression. Owing to the lack of good randomized, controlled trials, the optimal choice of immunosuppressants is still debated. By contrast, much progress has been made in the understanding of HCV biology and the antiviral action of interferons. These new insights have greatly expanded our knowledge of the molecular interplay between HCV and immunosuppressive drugs. In this article, we explore the effect of different immunosuppressants on the complex cellular events involved in HCV infection and interferon signalling. Potential implications for clinical practice and future drug development are discussed.
Qiuwei Pan; Hugo W Tilanus; Herold J Metselaar; Harry L A Janssen; Luc J W van der Laan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1759-5053     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101500079     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC-University Medical Center, sGravendijkwal 230, Room L458, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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