Evaluation of complement factor 5 variants as genetic risk factors for the development of advanced fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C infection.


BACKGROUND/AIMS Intercross studies in inbred mice susceptible or resistant to liver fibrosis revealed complement factor 5 as a quantitative trait gene associated with the development of fibrosis. In 277 patients with hepatitis C, two C5 SNPs, rs17611 and rs2300929, have been associated with advanced fibrosis. METHODS We investigated the association of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhep.2008.05.021

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