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Protective immunity against hepatitis C virus infection.

Elliott LN, Lloyd AR, Ziegler JB, Ffrench RA
School of Women's and Children's Health, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


There is increasing evidence that a small percentage of individuals exposed to the hepatitis C virus have the capacity to generate a strong cellular immune response against the virus and avoid persistent infection, and perhaps do so repeatedly after re-exposure.

This article reviews the evidence that the responses identified in this unique group of individuals represent the protective immunity that will need to be elicited by hepatitis C virus vaccines.


  • Journal: Immunology and Cell Biology
  • Published: 01/06/2006
  • Volume: 84
  • Issue: 3
  • Pagination: 239-249

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