Publication
Title
IL28B polymorphism and the control of hepatitis C virus infection : ready for clinical use?
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Abstract
Polymorphisms in the region of the interleukin-28B (IL28B) gene have recently been associated with spontaneous and treatment induced clearance of hepatitis C virus infection. The specific mechanisms of how IL28B polymorphisms affect HCV suppression remain unknown. It is a matter of ongoing debate how to incorporate the IL28B data into the current treatment algorithms with pegylated interferon-alpha and ribavirin. The eventual role of the IL28B genotype in new therapeutic regimes with direct antiviral agents needs to be explored in the ongoing and future clinical studies with these agents.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta gastro-enterologica belgica. - Bruxelles, 1946 - 1995
Publication
Bruxelles : 2011
ISSN
0001-5644
Volume/pages
74:2(2011), p. 317-322
ISI
000293670600007
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 03.09.2017
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