EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY, vol.16, no.3, pp.341-345, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY
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Objectives Cells infected with the hepatitis B or C virus can be eliminated by an immune response mediated by cytotoxic T cells. Recently, the Fas Ligand has been detected on the surface of cytotoxic T cells, and is thought to induce cells to apoptosis by adhering to the Fas antigen.