International Journal of Hepatology

Hepatitis C and Metabolic Disorders: Genetics, Mechanism, and Therapies (Clinical and Experimental)


Publishing date
24 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
24 Feb 2012

1Division of Gastroenterology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

2Department of Gastroenterology, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

3Department of Gastroenterology, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

4Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany


Hepatitis C and Metabolic Disorders: Genetics, Mechanism, and Therapies (Clinical and Experimental)

Description

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a highly prevalent cause of chronic liver disease worldwide, often leading to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. HCV is both hepatotropic and lymphotropic, inducing extrahepatic manifestations, like insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, and type 2 diabetes mellitus, and also it can affect the lipid metabolism. Recent Advances in biology and medicine have introduced new insights on this issue, making clear some intriguing mechanisms. Knowledge and understanding of these conditions may help improve therapy and provide better care to patients.

We Invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the molecular pathology and the clinical consequences of HCV-induced glucose and lipid metabolism abnormalities, as well as HCV-induced inflammation. We Are particularly interested in articles describing the mechanisms of such abnormalities and their clinical and therapeutic consequences: advances in molecular genetics and molecular diagnostics, small molecules, SiRNA, stem cells, and gene therapy strategies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Insulin resistance and HCV
  • Lipids and HCV
  • HCV and cardiovascular risk or disease
  • Systemic inflammation and HCV
  • HCV and metabolic syndrome
  • HCV and immunosuppressive drugs
  • HCV and posttransplant recurrence
  • HCV, metabolic disorders, and hepatocellular carcinoma
  • HCV-associated steatosis
  • HCV and the endocrine system

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijhep/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 937202
  • - Editorial

Hepatitis C and Metabolic Disorders: Genetics, Mechanism, and Therapies (Clinical and Experimental)

Mario Reis Alvares-da-Silva | Heiner Wedemeyer | ... | Claudia Pinto Marques Souza de Oliveira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 695950
  • - Research Article

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Chronic Hepatitis B and C Patients from Western Amazon

A. C. M. Nascimento | D. R. Maia | ... | C. M. O. Lobato
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 501671
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Helicobacter bilis-Associated Protein Expression in Huh7 Cells Harbouring HCV Replicon and in Replicon-Cured Cells

Arinze S. Okoli | Mark J. Raftery | George L. Mendz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 686135
  • - Review Article

Liver Transplantation and Hepatitis C

Nobuhisa Akamatsu | Yasuhiko Sugawara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 576584
  • - Clinical Study

HOMA-AD in Assessing Insulin Resistance in Lean Noncirrhotic HCV Outpatients

Matheus Truccolo Michalczuk | Camila Rippol Kappel | ... | Mário Reis Álvares-da-Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 179365
  • - Research Article

2D MR Spectroscopy Combined with Prior-Knowledge Fitting Is Sensitive to HCV-Associated Cerebral Metabolic Abnormalities

Rajakumar Nagarajan | Manoj K. Sarma | ... | M. Albert Thomas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 698905
  • - Research Article

IRS1 Expression in Hepatic Tissue and Leukocytes in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infected Patients: A Comparative Study

Camila Ripoll Kappel | Nélson A. Kretzmann | Mário Reis Álvares-da-Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 264017
  • - Review Article

Metabolic Disorders and Steatosis in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C: Metabolic Strategies for Antiviral Treatments

Munechika Enjoji | Motoyuki Kohjima | ... | Makoto Nakamuta
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