Published in Law and Health Weekly, May 8th, 2004
"To clarify whether some of the functions of B lymphocytes could be affected during hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, phenotypic characteristics of B lymphocytes from HCV-infected patients and their capacity to differentiate into immunoglobulins (Ig)-secreting cells were studied. B lymphocytes differentiation was investigated for patients untreated and non-responders (n=9), treated and non-responders (n=6), responders (n=6), long-term responders (n=9) to therapy and seronegative controls (n=14) following in vitro stimulation with Staphylococcus aureus strain Cowan I mitogen," scientists...
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