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Nat Genet. 2013 Feb;45(2):119-20. doi: 10.1038/ng.2537.

Loss of function of the new interferon IFN-λ4 may confer protection from hepatitis C.

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Institute for Immunology and Allergy Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. jacob.george@sydney.edu.au

Abstract

Attempts to elucidate the mechanism underpinning the genetic association between IFNL3, previously called IL28B, and clearance of hepatitis C virus have, by and large, been unsuccessful. A study in this issue suggests that a new gene, IFNL4, may be responsible.

PMID:
23358218
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10.1038/ng.2537
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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