Do high lipids help clearance of hepatitis C?

Ryder, Stephen
August 2007
Gut;Aug2007, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p1044
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of lipids and lipid receptors in the high rate of spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV). The chance of clearing HCV infection is significantly higher in patients who have high triglycerides (TG) levels. The effect of TG levels is credible, HCV is related with TG in blood and the transport of virus into hepatocytes. It was found that high levels of TG in spontaneous clearers of HCV may be mediated by polymorphisms in the metabolic pathway.


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