Vitamin E reduces liver stiffness in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Japan. In World J Hepatol, Dec 2015
Responses were assessed by liver enzyme levels [aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotranferease (ALT), and γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (γ-GTP)], noninvasive scoring systems of hepatic fibrosis-4 [FIB-4 index and aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet index (APRI)], and liver stiffness [velocity of shear wave (Vs)] measured by acoustic radiation force impulse elastography.
Can Serum ST2 Levels Be Used as a Marker of Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis B Infection?
Ankara, Turkey. In Medicine (baltimore), Nov 2015
The aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and fibrosis index based on the 4 factors (FIB-4) scores also calculated, and correlations between liver biopsies, sST2 levels, and these scores were analyzed in CHB and cirrhosis patients.The sST2 levels in patients with CHB were significantly higher than those in the control group subjects (median: 1133 pg/mL vs 762.5 pg/mL, respectively [P = 0.035]).
The Human Hookworm Vaccine.
Houston, United States. In Vaccine, 2013
The candidate vaccine is comprised of two recombinant antigens known as Na-GST-1 and Na-APR-1, each of which is an important parasite enzyme required for hookworms to successfully utilize host blood as a source of energy.