Chinese researchers successfully parsed the han population of hepatitis b virus susceptibility genes

from nanjing medical university, center for disease control and prevention in jiangsu province and Shanghai jiaotong university and other institutions and a number of researchers, through genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify the Chinese han population of chronic hepatitis b virus (HBV) infection related to the two new susceptibility genes. Relevant papers recently published in the international top professional periodicals of the journal nature genetics.

hepatitis b viral hepatitis is a disease caused by HBV infection after the body. Big country, our country is hepatitis b HBsAg carry rate was 8%, 15%, and chronic HBV infection is the main cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Due to the host's natural immunity in the body to resist the process of HBV infection is critical, so in addition to the virus and environmental factors, genetic factors, namely the host organism for the genetic susceptibility to HBV hepatitis b infection and prognosis in plays a particularly important role.