Aggravation of viral hepatitis by platelet-derived serotonin.
More than 500 million people worldwide are persistently infected with hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus1. Although both viruses are poorly cytopathic, persistence of either virus carries a risk of chronic liver inflammation, potentially resulting in liver steatosis, liver cirrhosis, end-stage liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma. Virus-specific T cells are a major determinant of the outcome of hepatitis, as ... Read more