Regulation of immunopathology in hepatitis B virus infection

In the liver there is a fine balance between immune surveillance of blood-borne infections and regulation of immunopathology. A new study identifies a role for granulocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells in limiting T cell–mediated immunopathology in hepatitis B virus infection.

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Figure 1: Dynamics of gMDSCs in chronic HBV infection.

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Piconese, S., Barnaba, V. Regulation of immunopathology in hepatitis B virus infection. Nat Med 21, 548–549 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm.3873

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