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Activation of the Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF)-Transforming Growth Factor β 1 (TGF-β 1) Axis in Hepatitis C Virus-Expressing Hepatocytes

  • Tirumuru Nagaraja equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Tirumuru Nagaraja, Li Chen

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Li Chen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Tirumuru Nagaraja, Li Chen

    Affiliation: Center for Clinical and Translational Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Anuradha Balasubramanian,

    Affiliation: Division of Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jerome E. Groopman,

    Affiliation: Division of Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kalpana Ghoshal,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Samson T. Jacob,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Andrew Leask,

    Affiliation: Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • David R. Brigstock mail,

    David.Brigstock@nationwidechildrens.org (DRB); Appakkudal.Anand@osumc.edu (ARA); Ramesh.Ganju@osumc.edu (RKG)

    Affiliation: Center for Clinical and Translational Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Appakkudal R. Anand mail,

    David.Brigstock@nationwidechildrens.org (DRB); Appakkudal.Anand@osumc.edu (ARA); Ramesh.Ganju@osumc.edu (RKG)

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Ramesh K. Ganju mail

    David.Brigstock@nationwidechildrens.org (DRB); Appakkudal.Anand@osumc.edu (ARA); Ramesh.Ganju@osumc.edu (RKG)

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Published: October 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046526

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