Hepatitis B is a serious viral infection that can cause serious liver damage. The cell sentinel is a new, experimental treatment that may help to neutralize the virus and prevent it from causing further damage. This treatment is still in the early stages of development, but it shows promise as a potential new way to treat hepatitis B.
The cell sentinel that neutralizes hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is a serious and potentially life-threatening infection of the liver. The virus that causes this disease is called the hepatitis B virus (HBV).
The good news is that there is a vaccine that can protect you from HBV. The vaccine is given as a series of 3 shots over a 6-month period.
The cell sentinel that neutralizes hepatitis B is called HBV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL). CTL are a type of white blood cell that kill HBV-infected cells.
Studies have shown that vaccinated individuals who develop CTL are better protected against HBV infection. In fact, CTL have been shown to be more effective than the vaccine itself in preventing HBV infection.
So, if you are vaccinated against HBV, be sure to ask your doctor about getting tested for CTL.