Genetic Variation of Host Immune Response Genes and Their Effect on Hepatitis C Infection and Treatment Outcome

Effective control of pathogens is typically achieved by the timely interplay between the innate and adaptive immune response of an individual. The first-line of defence of the host immune system is our skin and mucosal membranes, which form a physical and chemical barrier. If a pathogen gains access to the body, for example when there is skin damage, cells… (More)