Hepatitis viruses exploitation of host DNA methyltransferases functions

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Delta (HDV) infections are a global health burden. With different routes of infection and biology, HBV, HCV and HDV are capable to induce liver cirrhosis and cancer by impinging on epigenetic mechanisms altering host cell’s pathways. In the present manuscript, we reviewed the published studies taking into account the relationship between the hepatitis viruses and the DNA methyltransferases proteins.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical and Experimental Medicine
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jul 7 2015


  • DNMTs
  • Epigenetics
  • Hepatitis viruses
  • Interferon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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