Francis  V. Chisari

Learn More
We have previously shown that interferon and tumor necrosis factor noncytopathically abolish hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication from the hepatocyte and kidney tubular epithelial cells in vivo. Here we show that a persistent lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection is cleared from the hepatocyte noncytopathically when the same cytokines are(More)
Overexpression of a family of plasma membrane glycoproteins, known as P-glycoproteins, is commonly associated with multidrug resistance in animal cells. In rodents, three multidrug resistance (mdr or pgp) genes have been identified, but only two can confer the multidrug resistance phenotype upon transfection into animal cells. Using the RNase protection(More)
The expression of multidrug resistance (mdr) genes was investigated in the livers of transgenic mice that express the human hepatitis B virus large envelope polypeptide under the transcriptional control of a liver-specific promoter. These mice develop a storage disease due to the accumulation of a nonsecretable form of hepatitis B surface antigen in the(More)
  • 1