HBV promotes the proliferation of hepatic stellate cells via the PDGF-B/PDGFR-β signaling pathway in vitro.


The activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is closely associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. However, the molecular mechanisms leading to HSC activation remain unclear. It has been reported that the platelet-derived growth factor-B (PDGF-B)/PDGF receptor-β (PDGFR-β) signaling… (More)
DOI: 10.3892/ijmm.2012.1148


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