Hepatitis C virus infection contributes to impregnation of markers of immune inhibition: potential preludes underlying viral latency and persistence

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Background Hepatitis C virus (HCV) represents one of the persistent viral infections afflicting humankind, and a significant proportion of chronic HCV disease progresses over time through liver fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). One potential mechanism underlying the chronic disease is believed to be viral escape from immune… (More)

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