Published in Hepatitis Weekly, July 3rd, 2006
"1,25-dihydroxyvitamin-D is involved in immunomodulation. Expression of vitamin-D receptors in hepatocytes suggests its role in hepatocellular injury. We studied the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes involved in immunoregulatory functions of vitamin-D with susceptibility, severity and persistence of HBV infection," wrote P.V. Suneetha and colleagues, GB Pant Hospital.
"Five polymorphisms in VDR, CCR5, TNF-alpha and TNF-beta were studied in...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Hepatitis Weekly
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.