Book 2008

Hepatitis C Virus Disease

Immunobiology and Clinical Applications


ISBN: 978-0-387-71375-5 (Print) 978-0-387-71376-2 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XI

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-15

    Innate Immunity in Type C Hepatitis

  3. Chapter

    Pages 16-38

    Mechanisms of Interferon Action and Resistance in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Lessons Learned from Cell Culture Studies

  4. Chapter

    Pages 39-70

    Immunological Parameters Influencing Adaptive Immune Responses to the Hepatitis C Virus

  5. Chapter

    Pages 71-86

    Immune Responses Against the Hepatitis C Virus and the Outcome of Therapy

  6. Chapter

    Pages 87-105

    Other Microbial Components Associated with Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Their Effects on Interferon-α/Ribavirin Treatment

  7. Chapter

    Pages 106-129

    Interferon-Induced Effector Proteins and Hepatitis C Virus Replication

  8. Chapter

    Pages 130-147

    Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C with Different Genotypes

  9. Chapter

    Pages 148-167

    Interferon Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection: From Basic Biology to Clinical Application

  10. Chapter

    Pages 168-191

    Interferon-Based Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infections

  11. Chapter

    Pages 192-214

    Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in “Difficult-to-Treat” Patients in the Clinical Setting

  12. Chapter

    Pages 215-236

    Effects of Combined IFN-Alpha/Ribavirin Treatment in HCV Disease-Related Progression

  13. Chapter

    Pages 237-296

    Pegylated Interferons: Clinical Applications in the Management of Hepatitis C Infection

  14. Back Matter

    Pages 297-306