Shi-Hong Li

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The hemochromatosis (HFE) gene encodes the HFE protein that regulates iron absorption. HFE mutations lead to the hemochromatosis disease of excessive iron absorption. HFE mutations may also influence the sustained virologic response (SVR, long-term virus suppression) in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with interferon-based antiviral therapy. We(More)
293 Received December 26, 2011; revision accepted for publication March 27, 2012. doi: 10.1620/tjem.226.293 Correspondence: Gui-Qiang Wang, Department of Infectious Diseases, Center for Liver Diseases, Peking University First Hospital, No. 8, XiShiKu Street, XiCheng District, Beijing 100034, P.R. China. e-mail:,
BACKGROUND/AIMS The hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection course is divided into 4 immune phases which were mainly characterized by clinical markers. We investigated the immune markers, especially inhibitory receptors, cytokine and chemokine expressions among the immune phases especially between immune tolerance (IT) phase and immune control (IC) phase. (More)
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