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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Bauer, Tanja; Sprinzl, Martin; Protzer, Ulrike 
Title:
Immune control of hepatitis B virus 
Abstract:
Human hepatitis B virus (HBV) infects the liver of humans or humanoid primates. In humans, HBV infection often causes an inflammatory liver disease - hepatitis B. The virus is transmitted by perinatal, percutaneous and sexual exposure, as well as by close person-to-person contact. The latter occurs especially among young children, presumably by open cuts or sores. Vertical transmission from mothers to their neonates, or infection during the first year of life, results in persistent often lifelon...    »
 
Keywords:
0 (Receptors, Pattern Recognition); Animals; Antigen Presentation/immunology; Disease Progression; Hepatitis B/immunology/prevention & control/virology; Hepatitis B virus/immunology; Humans; Immunity/immunology; Receptors, Pattern Recognition/immunology 
Journal title:
Digestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland) 
Year:
2011 
Journal volume:
29 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
423--433 
Reviewed:
ja 
Language:
en 
Publisher:
S. Karger AG 
Publisher address:
Basel, Switzerland 
Print-ISSN:
0257-2753 
E-ISSN:
1421-9875 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.