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Jinhong Chang, Ju-Tao Guo
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been considered to be a "stealth virus" that induces negligible innate immune responses during the early phase of infection. However, recent studies with newly developed experimental systems have revealed that virus infection can be recognized by pattern recognition receptors (PRR), eliciting a cytokine response that controls the replication of the virus. The molecular mechanisms by which interferons and other inflammatory cytokines suppress HBV replication and modulate HBV cccDNA metabolism and function are just beginning to be revealed...
September 2015: Antiviral Research
Hui-Lin Wu, Tzu-Hung Hsiao, Pei-Jer Chen, Siao-Han Wong, Jia-Horng Kao, Ding-Shinn Chen, Jo-Yang Lu, Tzu-Pin Lu, Yidong Chen, Eric Y Chuang, Hui-Chu Tu, Chun-Jen Liu
The natural course of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection and treatment response are determined mainly by the genomic characteristics of the individual. We investigated liver gene expression profiles to reveal the molecular basis associated with chronic hepatitis B and IFN-alpha (IFNα) treatment response in CHB patients. Expression profiles were compared between seven paired liver biopsy samples taken before and 6 months after successful IFNα treatment or between pretreatment biopsy samples of 11 IFNα responders and 11 non-responders...
August 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
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