J Tilman Gerlach
Affiliation: University of Munich
- Acute hepatitis C: high rate of both spontaneous and treatment-induced viral clearanceJ Tilman Gerlach
Medical Department II, Klinikum Grosshadern and Institute for Immunology, Schwabing, Munich, Germany
Gastroenterology 125:80-8. 2003..The aim of this study was to define the natural course of the disease and to contribute to the development of treatment strategies for acute hepatitis C virus...
- FOXP3 expression in hepatitis C virus-specific CD4+ T cells during acute hepatitis CMalte H J Heeg
Medical Department II and Institute for Immunology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany
Gastroenterology 137:1280-8.e1-6. 2009..FOXP3(+)CD25(+)CD4(+) regulatory T cells can modulate HCV-specific immune responses in vitro, but the role of virus-specific regulatory T cells in the pathogenesis of chronic viral persistence is unknown...
- Plasmacytoid dendritic cells in acute and chronic hepatitis C virus infectionAxel Ulsenheimer
Institute for Immunology, Klinikum Grosshadern, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Hepatology 41:643-51. 2005..In cHC there is incomplete recovery of pDC function, which, however, could be solely due to the chronic inflammatory state...
- Hepatitis C virus infection and injection drug users: prevention, risk factors, and treatmentMarkus Backmund
Department of Addiction Medicine, General Hospital Munich Schwabing, Munich, Germany
Clin Infect Dis 40:S330-5. 2005..All studies dealing with treatment for HCV infection in IDUs have stressed the necessity of collaboration among hepatologists and specialists in addiction medicine, social workers, and psychotherapists...
- Inhibition of hepatitis C virus-like particle binding to target cells by antiviral antibodies in acute and chronic hepatitis CDaniel Steinmann
Department of Medicine II, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
J Virol 78:9030-40. 2004....
- Detection of functionally altered hepatitis C virus-specific CD4 T cells in acute and chronic hepatitis CAxel Ulsenheimer
Institute for Immunology, University of Munich, Germany
Hepatology 37:1189-98. 2003..In conclusion, functional changes of HCV-specific CD4(+) T cells or failure to develop a long-lasting T-helper response may contribute to chronic hepatitis C viral persistence...