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01.12.2018 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

European Journal of Medical Research 1/2018

miRNAs regulate immune response and signaling during hepatitis C virus infection

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European Journal of Medical Research > Ausgabe 1/2018
Autoren:
Huange Zhu, Yan Geng, Qian He, Miaoxian Li

Abstract

Hepatitis C is one of the most common types of viral hepatitis that impair human health. At present, there is still no effective specific therapy for hepatitis C virus infection. As host immunity is an important mechanism to defend against or clear infections, the interactions between the virus and the host immune response are crucial to the progress of the disease. Of note, hepatitis C virus infection has been reported to regulate cellular miRNAs, which play significant roles in many processes, including infection and immunity. In this review, we describe how miRNAs regulate the host immune response to hepatitis C virus via complex signaling pathways.
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