MicroRNAs may solve the mystery of chronic hepatitis B virus infection.

@article{Wei2013MicroRNAsMS,
  title={MicroRNAs may solve the mystery of chronic hepatitis B virus infection.},
  author={Ying-Feng Wei and Guang-ying Cui and Ping Ye and Jia-ning Chen and Hong-yan Diao},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 30},
  pages={4867-76}
}
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global public health problem that causes persistent liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. A large amount of people die annually from HBV infection. However, the pathogenesises of the HBV-related diseases are ill defined and the therapeutic strategies for the diseases are less than optimum. The recently discovered microRNAs (miRNAs) are tiny noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression primarily at the post… CONTINUE READING