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Complement activation correlates with liver necrosis and fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C

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Vasel,  Matthäus
Nakchbandi, Inaam / Translational Medicine, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Max Planck Society;

http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/cone/persons/resource/persons78436

Nakchbandi,  Inaam A.
Nakchbandi, Inaam / Translational Medicine, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Max Planck Society;

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Vasel, M., Rutz, R., Bersch, C., Feick, P., Singer, M. V., Kirschfink, M., et al. (2014). Complement activation correlates with liver necrosis and fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C. CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, 150(2), 149-156. doi:10.1016/j.clim.2013.11.014.


Zitierlink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0018-F00B-D
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Chronic hepatitis C viral infection modulates complement. The aim of this study was to determine whether complement analysis predicts liver inflammation and fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C. 50 chronic hepatitis C patients who underwent a liver biopsy were compared to 50 healthy controls and 35 patients with various liver diseases. Total plasma complement activity (CH50) in plasma was diminished in hepatitis C patients suggesting complement activation. This decrease correlated with increased necrosis (r = -0.24, p < 0.05), and patients with levels below the normal range had a higher METAVIR activity score reflecting enhanced inflammation. SC5b-9, a marker of complement activation, correlated with inflammation (r = 0.40, p < 0.05), activity (r = 0.42, p < 0.05), and fibrosis scores (r = 0.49, p < 0.05). Finally, the prevalence of C1q auto-antibodies was higher in hepatitis C patients, and their presence was associated with increased inflammation and seemed to affect fibrosis. We conclude that complement-induced liver inflammation contributes to fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.