|Correlation between hepatitis C virus quantitation in serum and protein Kinase R in liver tissue|
|Serum viral load|
|PKR gene expression in liver||
(HCV-4 related HCC)
|Spearman's correlation coefficient (rs)||−0.56||−0.46|
A significant negative correlation is shown between both studied groups, in which lower serum viral load was associated with higher PKR gene expression
GII (HCV-4): group II with hepatitis C virus genotype 4; GIII (HCV-4 related HCC): group III with hepatitis C virus genotype 4 related hepatocellular carcinoma; PKR: protein kinase R.
Mohamed et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2012 7:103 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-103