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IMAMURA MICHIO
Associate Professor or Lecturer
Affiliation Hiroshima University Hospital
Discipline Gastroenterology
Academic Degrees Hiroshima University 
Research Fields Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy; Clinical internal medicine; Gastroenterology
Research Keywords Liver cancer / Liver cirrhosis
Comments The development of new anti-HCV drugs has been severely restricted by the absence of a cell culture system, and the lack of a small animal model. Chimpanzee was the only useful animal for the study of HBV and HCV until recently, although the availability of this model is severely restricted.HBV/HCV-infected mice have been developed by inoculating HBV/HCV-infected human serum into chimeric urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA)-severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice with engrafted human hepatocytes (chimeric mice). Using this animal model, we have done the translational research to discover and develop new therapies.
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Topic Cancer Treatment
Epidemiology/Virus/Infectious Disease
Medical Science/Healthcare
Regenerative Medicine
SDGs 3 Good health and well-being 9 Industry, innovation, infrastructure
Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Medicine : Program of Medicine : Medicine
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