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Dynamics of Hepatitis B Virus Infection: What Causes Viral Clearance?

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  • STANCA CIUPE
  • ANNE CATLLA
  • JONATHAN FORDE
  • DAVID SCHAEFFER

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The virus Hepatitis B infects liver cells, leading to either acute or chronic liver disease. Immune responses involve both curing and killing of cells. Stability analyses show that viral clearance depends only on the strength of the combined killing and curing, independent of the characteristics of the cured cells.

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  • Stanca Ciupe & Anne Catlla & Jonathan Forde & David Schaeffer, 2011. "Dynamics of Hepatitis B Virus Infection: What Causes Viral Clearance?," Mathematical Population Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(2), pages 87-105.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:mpopst:v:18:y:2011:i:2:p:87-105
    DOI: 10.1080/08898480.2011.564563
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    1. Kerl, Hermann-Johannes & Langemann, Dirk & Vollrath, Antje, 2012. "Reaction diffusion equations and the chronification of liver infections," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), Elsevier, vol. 82(11), pages 2145-2156.

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