Genetic variation key to hepatitis inflammation and fibrosis

Dr Mohammed Eslam

Dr Mohammed Eslam is the genetics group leader in the Storr Liver Centre at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

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Describe the aim of this project in 10 words. To identify the causative protein of the interferon lambda (IFNL3/IFNL4) genetic area associated with inflammation and fibrosis.   What have you discovered so far? Previously we had identified that the common genetic variations associated with liver fibrosis were located on chromosome 19 between the IFNL3 and INFL4 ...

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