The Role of Hepatic Progenitor Cells (HPCs) and the Predictors of Sustained Virological Response (SVR) to Interferon Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis C Infected Patients
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Studying the predictors of SVR to pegylated interferon (PEG-INF) alfa-2a and ribavirin (RBV) therapy in chronic hepatitis C-infected patients is crucial for selecting those who would benefit from therapy. Increasing HPCs in hepatitis C-infected patients were shown to be correlated with increased fibrosis and response to therapy. HPCs could be detected in the liver by immunohistochemical expressions of ... Read more