Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 19th, 2006
Study 1: According to recently published research from Canada, expression of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-derived core or NS3 antigens in human dendritic cells (DCs) leads to induction of pro-inflammatory cytokines and normal T-cell stimulation capabilities.
"The majority of HCV-infected individuals become chronically infected, which can result in liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Patients with chronic HCV are unable to prime and maintain vigorous T-cell responses, which are required to rid the body of the viral infection."
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