[The transcription and expression of IL-18 gene in HBV infectors].

@article{Wen2001TheTA,
  title={[The transcription and expression of IL-18 gene in HBV infectors].},
  author={Wangrong Wen and Ling-xia Zhang and Hui-sheng Xiao},
  journal={Zhonghua yi xue za zhi},
  year={2001},
  volume={81 11},
  pages={655-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the possible roles of interleukin 18 (IL-18) in hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. METHODS Peripheral blood lymphocytes from 3 groups of HBV infectors (including 15 asymptomatic carriers, 30 patients with chronic hepatitis, 12 patients with fulminant hepatitis) and 10 blood donors (as normal controls) were analyzed. The transcription and expression of IL-18 in PBMC were assessed by semi-quantitive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and flow cytometry… CONTINUE READING