Role of Fas ligand in apoptosis induced by hepatitis C virus infection.


To investigate the role that Fas ligand plays in the apoptosis of hepatocytes induced by hepatitis C virus infection, we isolated a cDNA clone for human Fas ligand and examined the expression of Fas ligand in liver-infiltrating mononuclear cells obtained from patients with chronic hepatitis C. The amino acid sequence of human Fas ligand showed 76% and 77… (More)