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Nanda Kerkar, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 78 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 5924


Dr. Kerkar is an internationally recognized for her expertise in the field of pediatric hepatology and her dedication to national collaboratives and improving pre and post transplantation outcomes for children with liver disease and liver failure. Expertise: Autoimmune Liver disease


Kerkar N, Lakhole A. Pediatric liver transplantation: a North American perspective. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Aug; 10(8):949-59. View in: PubMed

Shneider BL, Magee JC, Karpen SJ, Rand EB, Narkewicz MR, Bass LM, Schwarz K, Whitington PF, Bezerra JA, Kerkar N, Haber B, Rosenthal P, Turmelle YP, Molleston JP, Murray KF, Ng VL, Wang KS, Romero R, Squires RH, Arnon R, Sherker AH, Moore J, Ye W, Sokol RJ. Total Serum Bilirubin within 3 Months of Hepatoportoenterostomy Predicts Short-Term Outcomes in Biliary Atresia. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170:211-217. e2. View in: PubMed

Yang CH, Zhou S, Alexopoulos S, Wang L, Baron HI, Genyk Y, Kerkar N. Orthotopic liver transplant for multifocal lymphangioendotheliomatosis with thrombocytopenia. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Feb 25. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Yanni G. 'De novo' and 'recurrent' autoimmune hepatitis after liver transplantation: A comprehensive review. J Autoimmun. 2016 Jan; 66:17-24. View in: PubMed

Zhou S, Hertel PM, Finegold MJ, Wang L, Kerkar N, Wang J, Wong LJ, Plon SE, Sambrotta M, Foskett P, Niu Z, Thompson RJ, Knisely AS. Hepatocellular Carcinoma Associated with Tight-Junction Protein 2 Deficiency. Hepatology. 2015 Apr 29. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Annunziato R. Transitional care in solid organ transplantation. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2015 Apr; 24(2):83-7. View in: PubMed

Chan R, Mascarenhas L, Boles RG, Kerkar N, Genyk Y, Venkatramani R. Hepatoblastoma in a patient with methylmalonic aciduria. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Mar; 167(3):635-8. View in: PubMed

Venkat VL, Shneider BL, Magee JC, Turmelle Y, Arnon R, Bezerra JA, Hertel PM, Karpen SJ, Kerkar N, Loomes KM, Molleston J, Murray KF, Ng VL, Raghunathan T, Rosenthal P, Schwartz K, Sherker AH, Sokol RJ, Teckman J, Wang K, Whitington PF, Heubi JE. Total serum bilirubin predicts fat-soluble vitamin deficiency better than serum bile acids in infants with biliary atresia. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Dec; 59(6):702-7. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Danialifar T. Changing definitions of successful outcomes in pediatric liver transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2014 Oct; 19(5):480-5. View in: PubMed

Ng VL, Haber BH, Magee JC, Miethke A, Murray KF, Michail S, Karpen SJ, Kerkar N, Molleston JP, Romero R, Rosenthal P, Schwarz KB, Shneider BL, Turmelle YP, Alonso EM, Sherker AH, Sokol RJ. Medical status of 219 children with biliary atresia surviving long-term with their native livers: results from a north american multicenter consortium. J Pediatr. 2014 Sep; 165(3):539-546. e2. View in: PubMed

Alhosh R, Genyk Y, Alexopoulos S, Thomas D, Zhou S, Yanni G, Kerkar N. Hepatopulmonary syndrome associated with nodular regenerative hyperplasia after liver transplantation in a child. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Aug; 18(5):E157-60. View in: PubMed

Bezerra JA, Spino C, Magee JC, Shneider BL, Rosenthal P, Wang KS, Erlichman J, Haber B, Hertel PM, Karpen SJ, Kerkar N, Loomes KM, Molleston JP, Murray KF, Romero R, Schwarz KB, Shepherd R, Suchy FJ, Turmelle YP, Whitington PF, Moore J, Sherker AH, Robuck PR, Sokol RJ. Use of Corticosteroids After Hepatoportoenterostomy for Bile Drainage in Infants With Biliary Atresia: The START Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2014 May 7; 311(17):1750-9. View in: PubMed

Annunziato RA, Baisley MC, Arrato N, Barton C, Henderling F, Arnon R, Kerkar N. Strangers headed to a strange land? A pilot study of using a transition coordinator to improve transfer from pediatric to adult services. J Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 163(6):1628-33. View in: PubMed

Jerson B, D'Urso C, Arnon R, Miloh T, Iyer K, Kerkar N, Annunziato RA. Adolescent transplant recipients as peer mentors: a program to improve self-management and health-related quality of life. Pediatr Transplant. 2013 Nov; 17(7):612-20. View in: PubMed

Schwarz KB, Haber BH, Rosenthal P, Mack CL, Moore J, Bove K, Bezerra JA, Karpen SJ, Kerkar N, Shneider BL, Turmelle YP, Whitington PF, Molleston JP, Murray KF, Ng VL, Romero R, Wang KS, Sokol RJ, Magee JC. Extrahepatic anomalies in infants with biliary atresia: results of a large prospective north american multicenter study. Hepatology. 2013 Nov; 58(5):1724-31. View in: PubMed

Short SS, Papillon S, Hunter CJ, Stanley P, Kerkar N, Wang L, Azen C, Wang K. Percutaneous liver biopsy: pathologic diagnosis and complications in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Nov; 57(5):644-8. View in: PubMed

Sundaram SS, Alonso EM, Haber B, Magee JC, Fredericks E, Kamath B, Kerkar N, Rosenthal P, Shepherd R, Limbers C, Varni JW, Robuck P, Sokol RJ. Health related quality of life in patients with biliary atresia surviving with their native liver. J Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 163(4):1052-7. e2. View in: PubMed

Gupta R, Yang A, Magid MS, Arnon R, Chu J, Kerkar N. Asymptomatic massive hepatomegaly and steatosis in a toddler: a diagnostic challenge. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Jul; 57(1):e5-7. View in: PubMed

Arnon R, Annunziato RA, Willis A, Parbhakar M, Chu J, Kerkar N, Shneider BL. Liver transplantation for children with biliary atresia in the pediatric end-stage liver disease era: the role of insurance status. Liver Transpl. 2013 May; 19(5):543-50. View in: PubMed

Squires RH, Dhawan A, Alonso E, Narkewicz MR, Shneider BL, Rodriguez-Baez N, Olio DD, Karpen S, Bucuvalas J, Lobritto S, Rand E, Rosenthal P, Horslen S, Ng V, Subbarao G, Kerkar N, Rudnick D, Lopez MJ, Schwarz K, Romero R, Elisofon S, Doo E, Robuck PR, Lawlor S, Belle SH. Intravenous N-acetylcysteine in pediatric patients with nonacetaminophen acute liver failure: a placebo-controlled clinical trial. Hepatology. 2013 Apr; 57(4):1542-9. View in: PubMed

Avagyan S, Klein M, Kerkar N, Demattia A, Blei F, Lee S, Rosenberg HK, Arnon R. Propranolol as a first-line treatment for diffuse infantile hepatic hemangioendothelioma. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Mar; 56(3):e17-20. View in: PubMed

Greig F, Rapaport R, Klein G, Akler G, Annunziato R, Miloh T, Arnon R, Florman S, Kerkar N. Characteristics of diabetes after pediatric liver transplant. Pediatr Transplant. 2013 Feb; 17(1):27-33. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, D'Urso C, Van Nostrand K, Kochin I, Gault A, Suchy F, Miloh T, Arnon R, Chu J, Annunziato R. Psychosocial outcomes for children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease over time and compared with obese controls. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Jan; 56(1):77-82. View in: PubMed

Lai J, Taouli B, Iyer KR, Arnon R, Thung SN, Magid MS, Kerkar N. Cholangiolocellular carcinoma in a pediatric patient with small duct sclerosing cholangitis: a case report. Semin Liver Dis. 2012 Nov; 32(4):360-6. View in: PubMed

Shneider BL, Abel B, Haber B, Karpen SJ, Magee JC, Romero R, Schwarz K, Bass LM, Kerkar N, Miethke AG, Rosenthal P, Turmelle Y, Robuck PR, Sokol RJ. Portal hypertension in children and young adults with biliary atresia. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Nov; 55(5):567-73. View in: PubMed

Shneider BL, Magee JC, Bezerra JA, Haber B, Karpen SJ, Raghunathan T, Rosenthal P, Schwarz K, Suchy FJ, Kerkar N, Turmelle Y, Whitington PF, Robuck PR, Sokol RJ. Efficacy of fat-soluble vitamin supplementation in infants with biliary atresia. Pediatrics. 2012 Sep; 130(3):e607-14. View in: PubMed

Weiner C, Weintraub L, Wistinghausen B, Tomaino J, Arnon R, Kerkar N, Miloh T. Graft rejection in pediatric liver transplant patients with Epstein-Barr viremia and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease. Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Aug; 16(5):458-64. View in: PubMed

Wisniewski J, Lieberman J, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Kerkar N, Arnon R, Iyer K, Miloh T. De novo food sensitization and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease in children post-liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2012 Jul-Aug; 26(4):E365-71. View in: PubMed

Sheflin-Findling S, Arnon R, Lee S, Chu J, Henderling F, Kerkar N, Iyer K. Partial internal biliary diversion for Alagille syndrome: case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jul; 47(7):1453-6. View in: PubMed

Regelmann MO, Miloh T, Arnon R, Morotti R, Kerkar N, Rapaport R. Graves' disease presenting with severe cholestasis. Thyroid. 2012 Apr; 22(4):437-9. View in: PubMed

Arnon R, Annunziato R, Schiano T, Miloh T, Baisley M, Sogawa H, Contreras AG, Lee S, Kerkar N. Orthotopic liver transplantation for adults with Alagille syndrome. Clin Transplant. 2012 Mar-Apr; 26(2):E94-E100. View in: PubMed

Regelmann MO, Greig F, Kerkar N, Rapaport R. Risk factors for medication-induced diabetes mellitus. J Pediatr. 2012 Feb; 160(2):355; author reply 356. View in: PubMed

Miloh T, Arnon R, Roman E, Hurlet A, Kerkar N, Wistinghausen B. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients, report of five cases and review of the literature. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Dec; 15(8):870-8. View in: PubMed

Piering K, Arnon R, Miloh TA, Florman S, Kerkar N, Annunziato RA. Developmental and disease-related influences on self-management acquisition among pediatric liver transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Dec; 15(8):819-26. View in: PubMed

Chu J, Kerkar N, Miloh TA, Rodriguez-Laiz G, Lewis B, Stangl A, Newton KP, Iyer K, Arnon R. Roux-en-Y loop varices in children with portal hypertension after liver transplantation: an unusual cause of "obscure" gastrointestinal bleeding. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Dec; 15(8):E156-61. View in: PubMed

Willis AD, Miloh TA, Arnon R, Iyer KR, Suchy FJ, Kerkar N. Hepatopulmonary syndrome in children - is conventional liver transplantation always needed? Clin Transplant. 2011 Nov-Dec; 25(6):849-55. View in: PubMed

Arnon R, Annunziato R, Miloh T, Sogawa H, Nostrand KV, Florman S, Suchy F, Kerkar N. Liver transplantation in children weighing 5 kg or less: analysis of the UNOS database. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Sep; 15(6):650-8. View in: PubMed

Kochin IN, Miloh TA, Arnon R, Iyer KR, Suchy FJ, Kerkar N. Benign liver masses and lesions in children: 53 cases over 12 years. Isr Med Assoc J. 2011 Sep; 13(9):542-7. View in: PubMed

Miloh T, Anand R, Yin W, Vos M, Kerkar N, Alonso E. Pediatric liver transplantation for primary sclerosing cholangitis. Liver Transpl. 2011 Aug; 17(8):925-33. View in: PubMed

Tomaino J, Keegan T, Kerkar N, Facciuto M, Miloh T, Taouli B, Hurlet A, Weintraub J, Sejpal D, Arnon R. Recurrent intrahepatic pigmented stones after liver transplantation in a patient with hemoglobin SC disease: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Aug; 15(5):519-24. View in: PubMed

Arnon R, Annunziato R, Miloh T, Wasserstein M, Sogawa H, Wilson M, Suchy F, Kerkar N. Liver transplantation for hereditary tyrosinemia type I: analysis of the UNOS database. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Jun; 15(4):400-5. View in: PubMed

Arnon R, Annunziato RA, Miloh T, Padilla M, Sogawa H, Batemarco L, Willis A, Suchy F, Kerkar N. Liver and combined lung and liver transplantation for cystic fibrosis: analysis of the UNOS database. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 May; 15(3):254-64. View in: PubMed

Annunziato RA, Parkar S, Dugan CA, Barsade S, Arnon R, Miloh T, Iyer K, Kerkar N, Shemesh E. Brief report: Deficits in health care management skills among adolescent and young adult liver transplant recipients transitioning to adult care settings. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Mar; 36(2):155-9. View in: PubMed

Arnon R, Annunziato R, Schilsky M, Miloh T, Willis A, Sturdevant M, Sakworawich A, Suchy F, Kerkar N. Liver transplantation for children with Wilson disease: comparison of outcomes between children and adults. Clin Transplant. 2011 Jan-Feb; 25(1):E52-60. View in: PubMed

Miloh T, Kerkar N, Parkar S, Emre S, Annunziato R, Mendez C, Arnon R, Suchy F, Rodriguez-Laiz G, Del Rio Martin J, Sturdevant M, Iyer K. Improved outcomes in pediatric liver transplantation for acute liver failure. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Nov; 14(7):863-9. View in: PubMed

Annunziato RA, Hogan B, Barton C, Miloh T, Arnon R, Iyer K, Kerkar N. A translational and systemic approach to transferring liver transplant recipients from pediatric to adult-oriented care settings. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Nov; 14(7):823-9. View in: PubMed

Dunkin D, Kerkar N, Arnon R, Suchy F, Miloh T. Allopurinol salvage therapy in pediatric overlap autoimmune hepatitis-primary sclerosing cholangitis with 6-MMP toxicity. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Oct; 51(4):524-6. View in: PubMed

Arnon R, Kerkar N, Davis MK, Anand R, Yin W, González-Peralta RP. Liver transplantation in children with metabolic diseases: the studies of pediatric liver transplantation experience. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Sep 1; 14(6):796-805. View in: PubMed

Arnon R, Annunziato R, Miloh T, Suchy F, Sakworawich A, Sogawa H, Hiroshi S, Kishore I, Kerkar N. Orthotopic liver transplantation for children with Alagille syndrome. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Aug; 14(5):622-8. View in: PubMed

Shemesh E, Annunziato RA, Arnon R, Miloh T, Kerkar N. Adherence to medical recommendations and transition to adult services in pediatric transplant recipients. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2010 Jun; 15(3):288-92. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Morotti RA, Madan RP, Shneider B, Herold BC, Dugan C, Miloh T, Karabicak I, Strauchen JA, Emre S. The changing face of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease in the era of molecular EBV monitoring. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Jun; 14(4):504-11. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Miloh T. Sclerosing cholangitis: pediatric perspective. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2010 Jun; 12(3):195-202. View in: PubMed

Wirth S, Ribes-Koninckx C, Calzado MA, Bortolotti F, Zancan L, Jara P, Shelton M, Kerkar N, Galoppo M, Pedreira A, Rodriguez-Baez N, Ciocca M, Lachaux A, Lacaille F, Lang T, Kullmer U, Huber WD, Gonzalez T, Pollack H, Alonso E, Broue P, Ramakrishna J, Neigut D, Valle-Segarra AD, Hunter B, Goodman Z, Xu CR, Zheng H, Noviello S, Sniukiene V, Brass C, Albrecht JK. High sustained virologic response rates in children with chronic hepatitis C receiving peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin. J Hepatol. 2010 Apr; 52(4):501-7. View in: PubMed

Schwimmer JB, Dunn W, Norman GJ, Pardee PE, Middleton MS, Kerkar N, Sirlin CB. SAFETY study: alanine aminotransferase cutoff values are set too high for reliable detection of pediatric chronic liver disease. Gastroenterology. 2010 Apr; 138(4):1357-64, 1364. e1-2. View in: PubMed

Kochin I, Magid M, Arnon R, Glasscock A, Kerkar N, Miloh T. Variceal bleeding in an adolescent with HIV diagnosed with hepatoportal sclerosis and nodular regenerative hyperplasia. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Mar; 50(3):340-3. View in: PubMed

Miloh T, Annunziato R, Arnon R, Warshaw J, Parkar S, Suchy FJ, Iyer K, Kerkar N. Improved adherence and outcomes for pediatric liver transplant recipients by using text messaging. Pediatrics. 2009 Nov; 124(5):e844-50. View in: PubMed

Madan RP, Campbell AL, Shust GF, Kahn AR, Wistinghausen B, Posada R, Kerkar N, Shneider BL, Emre S, Herold BC. A hybrid strategy for the prevention of cytomegalovirus-related complications in pediatric liver transplantation recipients. Transplantation. 2009 May 15; 87(9):1318-24. View in: PubMed

Emre S, Dugan C, Frankenberg T, Hudgins LC, Gagliardi R, Artis AT, Rodriguez-Laiz G, Gondolesi G, Shneider BL, Kerkar N. Surgical portosystemic shunts and the Rex bypass in children: a single-centre experience. HPB (Oxford). 2009 May; 11(3):252-7. View in: PubMed

Miloh T, Rosenberg HK, Kochin I, Kerkar N. Inspissated bile syndrome in a neonate treated with cefotaxime: sonographic aid to diagnosis, management, and follow-up. J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Apr; 28(4):541-4. View in: PubMed

Miloh T, Arnon R, Shneider B, Suchy F, Kerkar N. A retrospective single-center review of primary sclerosing cholangitis in children. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Feb; 7(2):239-45. View in: PubMed

Miloh T, Magid MS, Iyer K, Kerkar N, Morotti RA. Chronic rejection preceded by central perivenulitis, rapidly ensuing after liver transplantation in a pediatric patient. Semin Liver Dis. 2009 Feb; 29(1):134-8. View in: PubMed

Miloh T, Magid M, Yurovitsky A, Strauchen J, Arnon R, Kerkar N, Rosenberg H, Joashi U, Bhojwani D. T-cell PTLD presenting as acalculous cholecystitis. Pediatr Transplant. 2008 Sep; 12(6):717-20. View in: PubMed

Sinha J, Magid MS, VanHuse C, Thung SN, Suchy F, Kerkar N. Bile duct paucity in infancy. Semin Liver Dis. 2007 Aug; 27(3):319-23. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Emre S. Issues unique to pediatric liver transplantation. Clin Liver Dis. 2007 May; 11(2):323-35. View in: PubMed

Miloh T, Manwani D, Morotti R, Sukru E, Shneider B, Kerkar N. Giant cell hepatitis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia successfully treated with rituximab. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2007 May; 44(5):634-6. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Cohen S, Dugan C, Morotti RA, Phelps RG, Herold B, Shneider B, Emre S. Bullous pemphigoid after liver transplantation for liver failure. Liver Transpl. 2006 Nov; 12(11):1705-10. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Annunziato RA, Foley L, Schmeidler J, Rumbo C, Emre S, Shneider B, Shemesh E. Prospective analysis of nonadherence in autoimmune hepatitis: a common problem. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Nov; 43(5):629-34. View in: PubMed

Rumbo C, Fawaz RL, Emre SH, Suchy FJ, Kerkar N, Morotti RA, Shneider BL. Hepatitis C in children: a quaternary referral center perspective. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Aug; 43(2):209-16. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Norton K, Suchy FJ. The hepatic fibrocystic diseases. Clin Liver Dis. 2006 Feb; 10(1):55-71, v-vi. View in: PubMed

Shemesh E, Annunziato RA, Shneider BL, Newcorn JH, Warshaw JK, Dugan CA, Gelb BD, Kerkar N, Yehuda R, Emre S. Parents and clinicians underestimate distress and depression in children who had a transplant. Pediatr Transplant. 2005 Oct; 9(5):673-9. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N. Hepatitis B in children: complexities in management. Pediatr Transplant. 2005 Oct; 9(5):685-91. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N. Evaluating the AIH scoring system. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 Jul; 41(1):137-8. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Dugan C, Rumbo C, Morotti RA, Gondolesi G, Shneider BL, Emre S. Rapamycin successfully treats post-transplant autoimmune hepatitis. Am J Transplant. 2005 May; 5(5):1085-9. View in: PubMed

Morotti RA, Legman MD, Kerkar N, Pawel BR, Sanger WG, Coffin CM. Pediatric inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor with late metastasis to the lung: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2005 Mar-Apr; 8(2):224-9. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Shneider BL. Evolving approaches to the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in children. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2005 Jan; 39(1):7-9. View in: PubMed

Shemesh E, Shneider BL, Savitzky JK, Arnott L, Gondolesi GE, Krieger NR, Kerkar N, Magid MS, Stuber ML, Schmeidler J, Yehuda R, Emre S. Medication adherence in pediatric and adolescent liver transplant recipients. Pediatrics. 2004 Apr; 113(4):825-32. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Gold D, Thung SN, Shneider BL. Jaundice accompanied by giant cell hepatitis and eosinophilia in childhood. Semin Liver Dis. 2004 Feb; 24(1):107-11. View in: PubMed

Kerkar N, Choudhuri K, Ma Y, Mahmoud A, Bogdanos DP, Muratori L, Bianchi F, Williams R, Mieli-Vergani G, Vergani D. Cytochrome P4502D6(193-212): a new immunodominant epitope and target of virus/self cross-reactivity in liver kidney microsomal autoantibody type 1-positive liver disease. J Immunol. 2003 Feb 1; 170(3):1481-9. View in: PubMed

Ma Y, Thomas MG, Okamoto M, Bogdanos DP, Nagl S, Kerkar N, Lopes AR, Muratori L, Lenzi M, Bianchi FB, Mieli-Vergani G, Vergani D. Key residues of a major cytochrome P4502D6 epitope are located on the surface of the molecule. J Immunol. 2002 Jul 1; 169(1):277-85. View in: PubMed

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