Epitope and the Killer Cell Immunoglobulin-Like Receptor 3 DS 1 Gene against the Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Hepatitis C Virus Infection

@inproceedings{LpezVzquez2005EpitopeAT,
  title={Epitope and the Killer Cell Immunoglobulin-Like Receptor 3 DS 1 Gene against the Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Hepatitis C Virus Infection},
  author={Antonio L{\'o}pez-V{\'a}zquez and Luis Rodrigo and Jes{\'u}s Martı́nez-Borra and Ram{\'o}n P{\'e}rez and M. Elena Rodŕıguez and Juan Luis Fdez-Morera and Dolores Fuentes and Sandra Rodrı́guez-Rodero and Segundo Gonz{\'a}lez and C. Lopez-Larrea},
  year={2005}
}
The aim of the present study was to investigate, in 152 Spanish patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), the possibility that killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) influence progression to hepatocellular carcinoma. KIRs are related to the activation and inhibition of natural killer cells and may play an important role in the innate response against infection with such viruses as HCV. We found that the human leukocyte antigen–Bw4I80 epitope and the KIR3DS1 gene were more… CONTINUE READING

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