Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C

Liver Transplants for Hep C: A Surprising Finding

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

An international team of researchers was surprised to find that in some hepatitis C patients who receive liver transplants, genes that target the hepatitis C virus (HCV) as part of the innate immune system actually enable the patients to tolerate a foreign organ without taking immunosuppressant medication. The study was published in July 2014 in Science Translational Medicine.