Polymorphisms of some cytokines and chronic hepatitis B and C virus infection.

  title={Polymorphisms of some cytokines and chronic hepatitis B and C virus infection.},
  author={Qiu-ju Gao and Dian-wu Liu and Shi-yong Zhang and Min Jia and Limin Wang and Li-hong Wu and Shu-yun Wang and Li-Xin Tong},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={15 44},
AIM To study the relationship between the polymorphisms in some cytokines and the outcome of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS Samples were obtained from 203 patients infected with HBV and/or HCV while donating plasma in 1987, and 74 controls were obtained from a rural area of North China. Antibodies to HBV or HCV antigens were detected by enzyme-linked immunoassay. The presence of viral particles in the serum was determined by nested reverse-transcriptase… CONTINUE READING
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