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Chronic hepatitis B virus infection leads to about 1 million deaths per year, making it one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. An improved understanding of defective antiviral responses in chronic hepatitis B virus infection could allow specific immunotherapeutic interventions, enhancing the immune response to hepatitis B virus.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Hosp Med (Lond)

Publication Date

10/2012

Volume

73

Pages

581 - 584

Keywords

Adaptive Immunity, Animals, Hepatitis B Antigens, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis B, Chronic, Humans, Immunity, Innate, Immunotherapy, T-Lymphocytes