T cells with regulatory activity in hepatitis C virus infection: what we know and what we don't
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Animals; Hepacivirus; Hepatitis C; Humans; Immunity, Cellular; T-Lymphocytes, Regulatory; Viral Core Proteins
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
The mechanism behind the apparent lack of effective antiviral immune response in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is poorly understood. Although multiple levels of abnormalities have been identified in innate and adaptive immunity, it remains unclear if any of the subpopulations of T cells with regulatory capacity (Tregs) contribute to the induction and maintenance of HCV persistence. In this review, we summarize the current knowledge about Tregs as they relate to HCV infection.
DOI of Published Version
J Leukoc Biol. 2008 Sep;84(3):614-22. Epub 2008 May 21. Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of leukocyte biology
Dolganiuc, Angela and Szabo, Gyongyi, "T cells with regulatory activity in hepatitis C virus infection: what we know and what we don't" (2008). Open Access Articles. 1927.