Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 9th, 2009
"It is generally accepted that infection with noncytopathic viruses, such as HBV and HCV, triggers the activation of immunological events involving virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), which helps to control viral replication but at the same time causes liver inflammation and damage due to the recruitment of antigen-nonspecific inflammatory cells. However, not much is known regarding the factors modulating intrahepatic CTL function or the complex...
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