Protective immunity against hepatitis C virus infection

Lisa N. Elliott, Andrew R. Lloyd, John B. Ziegler, Rosemary A. Ffrench

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There is increasing evidence that a small percentage of individuals exposed to the hepatitis C virus have the capacity to generate a strong cellular immune response against the virus and avoid persistent infection, and perhaps do so repeatedly after re-exposure. This article reviews the evidence that the responses identified in this unique group of individuals represent the protective immunity that will need to be elicited by hepatitis C virus vaccines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-249
Number of pages11
JournalImmunology and Cell Biology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellular immunity
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Vaccination

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