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Pressbox (Press Release) - Furthermore, we observed that the diversity of HBV quasispecies was significantly (P <0.05) lower in the post-LT patients in either the PBMCs or the liver compartment; this was reflected in the nonsynonymous distance (dN) values (ie, distances based on amino acid�Cchanging mutations; Fig. 2). A similar pattern Pexidartinib price was observed for the overall distance (data not shown). Identifying patients for whom prophylaxis can be discontinued or, conversely, patients who are at risk of prophylaxis failure is important for long-term graft survival. The serum HBV DNA level at the time of LT is the most reliable predictor of HBV recurrence post-LT,3, 4 and this supports the goal of achieving undetectable HBV DNA levels before LT. However, a further refinement of risk groups may be possible by the evaluation of HBV DNA in other compartments (specifically the liver and lymphoid cell reservoirs) post-LT. In this study, OTX 015 we have characterized the frequency of HBV replication in serum, PBMC, and liver samples from patients on long-term prophylaxis. The presence of detectable and replicating virus in 1 or more sites in the majority of the patients suggests a persistent risk of clinical HBV recurrence (positive findings for HBsAg and/or recurrent hepatitis) and a need for ongoing prophylactic therapy. Other studies of LT recipients on prophylaxis have reported similarly high rates of intrahepatic HBV detection and indicate that these patients are at risk for recurrent HBV.6, 22, 23 Lenci et al.9 reported the successful weaning of 25 of 30 low-risk patients (ie, undetectable HBV DNA in the serum at the time of LT, negative findings for HBeAg, and undetectable intrahepatic total DNA and cccDNA at least 3 years after LT) from all HBV prophylaxis; PBMCs were not evaluated. In that study, after staged weaning from HBV prophylaxis, 5 patients suffered from HBV recurrence; in subsequent protocol liver biopsy samples, 1 patient was found to have detectable intrahepatic cccDNA, and 5 of the 5 patients had intrahepatic HBV DNA. In comparison, we found that 9 of 10 patients with no known recurrence (ie, they were HBsAg-negative) still had detectable levels of intrahepatic HBV DNA, and 2 patients https://www.selleckchem.com/ with a remote history of recurrence, although they were HBsAg-negative at follow-up (144 and 180 months post-LT), had intrahepatic cccDNA. Additionally, 1 of 10 patients with no recurrence had cccDNA within the PBMC compartment 21 months post-LT. Although Lenci et al. found that cccDNA negativity in a baseline liver biopsy sample predefined a low risk of recurrence, this did not prove to be an absolute measure. We hypothesize that this may have been due to the existence of PBMC viral reservoirs and/or the sensitivity limitations of the assays for the detection of cccDNA.

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