Corpus ID: 30612000

Th17 and IL-17 immunity in chronic hepatitis C infection.

@article{Blnescu2012Th17AI,
  title={Th17 and IL-17 immunity in chronic hepatitis C infection.},
  author={Paul Bălănescu and Anca Lădaru and Theodor Voiosu and Adriana Nicolau and Mihaela Roxana Ene and Eugenia Bălănescu},
  journal={Romanian journal of internal medicine = Revue roumaine de medecine interne},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={
          13-8
        }
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the most important etiologic agents of postransfusional hepatitis and a common cause of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocarcinoma. T helper (Th)17 cells are a newly discovered Th cell subset with implications in both host defense and autoimmunity. Th17 implications in chronic HCV infection are not well characterized. Given the important role in multiple other immune and inflammatory conditions, they are of obvious interest. Specific HCV-Th17 cells are… Expand
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