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BACKGROUND Identification of risk factors for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is important for HCC surveillance in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Our aim was to study… Continue Reading
BACKGROUND AND AIM As liver fibrosis is the result of persistent necroinflammation in the liver, pro-inflammatory cytokines secreted in response to cell injury have a central role in the pathogenesis… Continue Reading
The X protein of hepatitis B virus (HBx) is often expressed in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) but its role on tumor growth is not fully clarified. In this study, RNA interference was employed… Continue Reading
BACKGROUND Interleukin-1beta is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that may influence host defence against viral infection. AIM To investigate the impact of interleukin-1beta gene polymorphism on the… Continue Reading