Effects of the Chemokine Receptor 5 (CCR5)-Delta32 Mutation on Hepatitis C Virus-Specific Immune Responses and Liver Tissue Pathology in HCV Infected Patients


Yilmaz A., Alagozlu H., Ozdemir O., Arici S.

HEPATITIS MONTHLY, vol.14, no.7, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/hepatmon.11283
  • Journal Name: HEPATITIS MONTHLY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: The specific antiviral T cells provide CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) for the immune response during the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Heterogenous and/or homozygous 32 base pair deletion in CCR5 gene (CCR5 432 bpdel) leads to reduced protein expression.