INFECTION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION, vol.8, no.1, pp.20-25, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Title of Journal :
INFECTION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
cytokines, gene polymorphisms, hepatic failure, hepatitis B, NECROSIS-FACTOR-ALPHA, INTERLEUKIN-10 GENE PROMOTER, ALLELE FREQUENCIES, T-CELLS, CLEARANCE, CYTOKINES, SURFACE, PROGRESSION, POPULATION, TGF-BETA-1
Background and aim: Cytokines play important roles in the regulation of immune response. The aim of the study was to investigate the association of the cytokine gene polymorphisms with persistence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and the development of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) due to HBV infection.