The healthy liver of adult humans has little or no lymphocyte component and the histological finding of intrahepatic lymphocytes (IHL) is evidence of liver pathology. In a liver injured by chronic hepatitis C, the most common chronic liver disease, most IHL are activated/pro-inflammatory cells, which are particularly enriched for effectors of innate immunity (natural killer (NK), natural T, and other NK-like T cells). IHL do not undergo clonal expansion in the liver but migrate from extrahepa...Expand abstract
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Life, activation and death of intrahepatic lymphocytes in chronic hepatitis C.
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