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Viruses 2009, 1(2), 91-103; doi:10.3390/v1020091
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HBV-Specific Adaptive Immunity

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Received: 9 June 2009; in revised form: 8 July 2009 / Accepted: 16 July 2009 / Published: 27 July 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hepatitis Viruses)
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Abstract: The successful control of HBV infection requires an efficient expansion of distinct elements of the adaptive immune system (B cells, helper and cytotoxic T cells) that, due to the hepatotropic nature of HBV, need to operate in the liver parenchyma. In this respect, we will discuss broad features of HBV immunity in patients with resolved or chronic HBV infection and analyze how the liver environment can directly modulate HBV-immunity.
Keywords: HBV; T cells; B cells HBV; T cells; B cells
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Bertoletti, A.; Tan, A.T.; Gehring, A.J. HBV-Specific Adaptive Immunity. Viruses 2009, 1, 91-103.

AMA Style

Bertoletti A, Tan AT, Gehring AJ. HBV-Specific Adaptive Immunity. Viruses. 2009; 1(2):91-103.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Bertoletti, Antonio; Tan, Anthony T.; Gehring, Adam J. 2009. "HBV-Specific Adaptive Immunity." Viruses 1, no. 2: 91-103.


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