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BACKGROUND & AIMS New therapies for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) are urgently needed since current treatments rarely lead to cure. We evaluated whether the oral small molecule toll-like receptor (TLR7) agonist GS-9620 could induce durable antiviral efficacy in woodchucks chronically infected with woodchuck hepatitis virus (WHV), a hepadnavirus closely related… (More)
Recombinant interferon-alpha (IFN-α) is an approved therapy for chronic hepatitis B (CHB), but the molecular basis of treatment response remains to be determined. The woodchuck model of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection displays many characteristics of human disease and has been extensively used to evaluate antiviral therapeutics. In this study,… (More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Current hepatitis B virus (HBV) management is challenging as treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues needs to be maintained indefinitely and because interferon (IFN)-α therapy is associated with considerable toxicity. Previously, we showed that linking IFNα to apolipoprotein A-I generates a molecule (IA) with distinct antiviral and… (More)
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