Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 24th, 2003
"Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has infected over 170 million people world wide, and in the majority sets up a chronic infection associated with hepatic inflammation. How it evades host immunity, particularly CD8+ T cells (CTL) is unclear, but two major factors are likely to operate, viral escape mutation and T cell exhaustion," researchers in England report.
"We have investigated the role of CTL in control of infection during acute disease using Class I peptide tetramers. Although the immune response is quite diverse and numerous epitopes can be targeted, we observe that,...
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