The woodchuck: a model for therapeutic vaccination against hepadnaviral infection.

Interferon-alpha and nucleoside analogues are available for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection but do not lead to a satisfactory result. New findings about the immunological control of HBV during acute infection suggest the pivotal role of T-cell mediated immune responses. Several preclinical and clinical trials were undertaken to… CONTINUE READING