Evaluation of Forkhead Box P3 gene polymorphisms in chronic HBV infection

Akgollu E.

JOURNAL OF GENE MEDICINE, vol.22, no.6, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jgm.3172
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GENE MEDICINE


Background Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection causes liver failure, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The FOXP3 gene polymorphisms, the rs2232365 A/G and the rs3761548 A/C, were identified to be associated with regulatory T cell-mediated immunosuppression. The response to HBV infection may be affected by FOXP3 polymorphisms. The present study aimed to assess the relationship between FOXP3 gene polymorphisms and chronic HBV infection risk.