Mechthild Jung

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UNLABELLED The impact of prolonged direct antiviral therapy on hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) levels in patients with chronic hepatitis B is poorly understood. We quantitatively assessed serum HBsAg levels during 3 years of telbivudine treatment, as well as their relationship with virologic and biochemical characteristics in 162 hepatitis B e(More)
Interleukin-10 (IL-10), originally identified as an inhibitor of pro-inflammatory cytokine production, exerts multiple immunomodulatory functions. Its ability to inhibit a Th1 response has been used in clinical trials for the treatment of inflammatory diseases including psoriasis. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms of IL-10 functions.(More)
Phagocytes, such as monocytes and macrophages, are important cells of the innate immunity in the defense against microbes. So far, it is unclear how these cells survive at the site of combat against microbes, where a hostile inflammatory environment prevails with strong complement activity. We hypothesized that IL-10, a key cytokine involved in the(More)
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