Evaluation of salivary beta-2 microglobulin as HBV proliferation marker in HBS Ag+, HBV DNA PCR+ and HBV DNA PCR− subjects

AIM The aim of this study was to determine the concentration of salivary B2M as a marker of viral proliferation in HBS Ag(+), HBV DNA PCR(+) and Hbs Ag(+) and HBV DNA PCR(-) subjects. BACKGROUND Beta-2 microglobulin (B2M) is responsible for transmission of viral antigens such as Hepatitis B (HBV) on the surface of liver cells as part of an HLA complex… CONTINUE READING

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