Journal article

The Association of Genetic Variants with Hepatic Steatosis in Patients with Genotype 1 Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

Paul J Clark, Alexander J Thompson, Qianqian Zhu, David M Vock, Mingfu Zhu, Keyur Patel, Stephen A Harrison, Susanna Naggie, Dongliang Ge, Hans L Tillmann, Thomas J Urban, Kevin Shianna, Jacques Fellay, Zachary Goodman, Stephanie Noviello, Lisa D Pedicone, Nezam Afdhal, Mark Sulkowski, Janice K Albrecht, David B Goldstein Show all

Digestive Diseases and Sciences | SPRINGER | Published : 2012


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the patients in the IDEAL trial as well as the principal investigators, study coordinators, and nurses involved. The authors thank Megan Koehler, DCRI for her statistical review. The study was funded by Schering-Plough Research Institute, Kenilworth, NJ (now Merck and Co.). Drs. Clark and Thompson received funding support from the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the Richard Boebel Family Fund, the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (PJC: APP1017139), the Gastroenterological Society of Australia. Dr Thompson received funding from the Royal Australian College of Physicians. Dr. Clark received funding from the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (now The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society), University of New South Wales, Australia, and the AASLD/LIFER Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship in Liver Diseases Award.The authors disclose the following: Drs. Thompson, Harrison, Sulkowski, Afdhal, McHutchison and Muir report having received research and grant support from Schering-Plough (now Merck); Drs Afdhal, Harrison, McHutchison, Goldstein and Muir have received consulting fees or acted in an advisory capacity for Schering-Plough or Merck. Dr Harrison has received grant and research support from Genentech, Merck, and Rottapharm, worked in an advisory capacity for Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals and Amylin and for speaker's bureau for Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck. Drs Albrecht and Pedicone are employees of Schering-Plough (now Merck & Co.) and are stockholders in this entity. Dr McHutchison is now employed by Gilead Sciences. Dr Noviello is a former employee of Schering-Plough and is now a consultant to Merck & Co. Drs. Thompson, Ge, Urban, McHutchison and Goldstein are co-inventors of a patent application based on the IL28B finding.