Please note the infection was done in test tube. Whether the BMSC inside a human body can also be infected is still not absolute. But it does seem likely. I would like to know whether the stem cells in the liver can also be infected. A question for Studyforhope?
2. The liver stem cells, do they get infected too by HBV ?
The common thinking is NO, the satellite cells are not infectable, probably due to their lack of expression of the critical surface protein receptor gene.
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