Published in Hepatitis Weekly, June 18th, 2007
Study 1: Current study results from the report, "Hepatitis B virus X protein enhances androgen receptor-responsive gene expression depending on androgen level," have been published. "Persistent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). One intriguing feature of HBV-related HCC is the male predominance, with a male to female ratio of 5-7:1," researchers in Taipei, Taiwan report.
"This dominance has been attributed to the elevated androgen level and the enhanced androgen receptor (AR)-mediated activity in the host. How HBV...
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