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Infection with Hepatitis B Virus May Increase the Serum Concentrations of Osteopontin

Liu, Hua-Bing; Chen, Qin-Yan; Wang, Xue-Yan; Zhang, Lu-Juan; Hu, Li-Ping; Harrison, Tim J; Wang, Chao; (2021) Infection with Hepatitis B Virus May Increase the Serum Concentrations of Osteopontin. Intervirology , 64 (3) pp. 126-134. 10.1159/000513687. Green open access

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Serum osteopontin (OPN) concentrations were found to be significantly increased in patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the association among HCC, OPN, and HBV. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-one subjects were recruited and divided into 6 groups: healthy controls, asymptomatic HBsAg carriers, HBsAg (−) patients with other tumors, HBsAg (+) chronic liver disease patients, HBsAg (+) patients with HCC, and HBsAg (−) patients with HCC or liver cirrhosis (LC). Serum concentrations of OPN and HBsAg were measured and analyzed. RESULTS: OPN concentrations in the HBsAg (+) HCC group were significantly higher than the healthy control group and the HBsAg (−) patients with other cancers (both p = 0.0001). The OPN concentrations of the HBsAg (−) patients with HCC or LC also did not differ significantly from those of the healthy control group (p = 0.075). There is a correlation between the titer of HBsAg and concentrations of OPN in all 3 HBsAg (+) groups (all p values <0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Infection with HBV may increase the serum concentrations of OPN. The association of OPN and HCC may be not attributable to tumor development per se but, rather, to HBV infection.

Type: Article
Title: Infection with Hepatitis B Virus May Increase the Serum Concentrations of Osteopontin
Location: Switzerland
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1159/000513687
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000513687
Language: English
Additional information: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by S. Karger AG, Basel. This is an Open Access article licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-4.0 International License (CC BY-NC)(http://www.karger.com/Services/OpenAccessLicense).
Keywords: Hepatitis B virus, HBsAg, Osteopontin, Hepatocellular carcinoma
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10187004
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