Xiaoxiong Hu

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The mechanisms by which chronic hepatitis B is completely resolved through antiviral therapy are unknown, and the contribution of acquired T cell immunity to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) seroclearance has not been investigated. Therefore, we measured the T-cell responses to core and envelope antigens in patients with HBsAg seroclearance. Fourteen(More)
Although it is widely believed that cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) are responsible for severe flares of chronic hepatitis B that lead to liver failure, the published evidence to support this hypothesis is weak. The frequency of the I27V mutation in the HBV core gene, which produces a core 18-27 peptide capable of binding HLA-A*02, was compared in Chinese(More)
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