Impact of cohort size and host factors on combined analysis of interleukin 28B rs12979860 and rs8099917 in hepatitis C virus infection§


  • Supported by the German Competence Network for Viral Hepatitis (Hep-Net), funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, Grant No. 01 KI 0437, Project No. 10.1.3 and Core Project No. 10.1 Genetic host factors in viral hepatitis and Genetic Epidemiology Group in viral hepatitis), by the EU-Vigilance network of excellence combating viral resistance (VIRGIL, Project No. LSHM-CT-2004-503359), and by the BMBF Project: Host and viral determinants for susceptibility and resistance to hepatitis C virus infection (Grant No. 01KI0787). Parts of the work were supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant (LPO0990067), a National Health and Medical Research Council Grant (1006759) and the Robert W. Storr Bequest to the Sydney Medical Foundation, University of Sydney.

  • Author contributions: All authors contributed to data and sample collection, in different study centers, and provided critical review of the article.

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