Inhibition of alpha interferon signaling by hepatitis B virus.


Alpha interferon (IFN-alpha) and pegylated IFN-alpha (pegIFN-alpha) are used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Unfortunately, only a minority of patients can be cured. The mechanisms responsible for hepatitis B virus (HBV) resistance to pegIFN-alpha treatment are not known. pegIFN-alpha is also used to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C… (More)


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