Browsing by Subject "Killer Cells, Natural"
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(2012)Natural killer [NK] cells are key players in the immune response to viruses. This study examined the effect of hepatitis C virus [HCV] on the frequency of NK cells and their subsets in individuals with different clinical outcomes; 20 positive for anti-HCV and HCV-RNA [chronic hepatitis C], 20 positive for anti-HCV but negative for HCV-RNA [spontaneously resolved] and 20 healthy controls free of HCV. There was a significant reduction in the frequency of total NK cells in the chronic group compared to the control [P= 0.001] or resolved [P= 0.01] ...