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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignant tumor of the liver. We evaluated the association of alleles and genotypes of polymorphisms of IL-18 (-607C/A and -137G/C), IFN-γ (+874T/A) and(More)
BACKGROUND Conflicting results have been reported in studies evaluating the relationship between serum markers of iron overload, liver iron deposits, and HFE mutations (C282Y and H63D) in chronic(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis B is common in Brazil, although there are regional differences regarding the degree of endemicity, the most frequent forms of transmission and the presence of different(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS HLA-G has well-recognized immunomodulatory properties, and this molecule is frequently expressed in the livers of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patients. Because the HLA-G 14(More)