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OBJECTIVES Interactions between the host and gut microbial community contribute to the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease (CD). In this study, we aimed to detect lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and 1,3-β-D-glucan (BG) in the sera of CD patients and clarify the potential role in the diagnosis and therapeutic approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serum samples were(More)
Chronic inflammation caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections plays pivotal role in developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Class II cytokine receptors and their ligands are key antiviral and inflammatory modulators, however, the associations between genetic variations in the genes of class II cytokine receptors and HBVrelated HCC risk are not(More)
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