Reduced Toll-like receptor 3 expression in chronic hepatitis B patients and its restoration by interferon therapy.

BACKGROUND Toll-like receptor (TLR)3 gene variants may correlate with clinical significance of chronic viral infections including HBV. We aimed to investigate the expression of TLR3 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and liver cells of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients and its response to pegylated interferon or nucleoside analogue therapy… CONTINUE READING