Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 7th, 2001
"Interaction between Fas antigen on hepatocytes and Fas ligand on cytotoxic T cells induces apoptosis, a major mechanism of hepatitis C virus (HCV) -induced hepatocyte injury," stated S. Abe and co-authors in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.
Several studies have examined HCV genotype, pre-treatment virus levels, and other factors for predicting sustained response to IFN. According to the Abe et al. study, performed in Japan, Fas expression can be added...
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