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Therapeutic Hope for Patients with Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Aug 23, 2017 3:09:11 PM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in customizable cytotoxic T cells, Cytotoxic T Cells, hepatitis


Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused most commonly by hepatitis viruses. Cytotoxic T cells have essential roles in patients with viral hepatitis. Virus-specific cytotoxic T cells can recognize viral antigens of infected liver cells in collaboration with T helper cells. Despite this function in viral hepatitis, the cytotoxic T cell response is nearly undetectable in patients with chronic hepatitis B or C infections.

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Using PBMC to Predict Outcome of HBV Infection

Sep 8, 2014 1:00:21 PM / by Daisy posted in HBV, hepatitis, population genetics, research, SNP


The outcome following HBV infection can be starkly different for different individuals. Are we ready to live with our prognosis with a simple PBMC test?

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