Basic Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Oct 28, 2018; 24(40): 4554-4564
Published online Oct 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i40.4554
Figure 6
Figure 6 Sofosbuvir and ledipasvir therapy modulates the expression of natural killer cell-related cytokine interferon-γ, perforin and Granzyme B. Flow cytometric analyses of interferon (IFN)-γ, perforin and Granzyme B expression in natural killer (NK) cells. The graphs display the frequencies and mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) of IFN-γ (A-B), perforin (C-D) and Granzyme B (E-F) in NK cells from CHC patients during and after direct-acting antivirals therapy and healthy controls (n = 13). aP < 0.05 and bP ≤ 0.01 and cP ≤ 0.001, different time points of CHC patients vs healthy controls; dP < 0.05 and eP ≤ 0.01 and fP ≤ 0.001, different time points of CHC patients (2 wk, 4 wk, 8 wk, 12 wk, Pt-12 wk, Pt-24 wk vs 0 wk). IFN: Interferon; NK: Natural killer; CHC: Chronic hepatitis C; Ctrl: Healthy controls; Pt: Post of treatment; MFI: Mean fluorescence intensity.