Table 1

Donor characteristics

CharacteristicsHCVChronic liver diseaseHCV donating FNAHCV donating PBMC for cytotoxicity experiments
Number35222423
Mean age (range)48 (27–67)50.6 (29–69)49 (27–65)45.7 (27–67)
Male:female25 : 1012 : 1017 : 715 : 8
Median viral load (range)1.45×106 (1.9×103–3×107)1.3×106 (1.9×103–3×107)7.5×105 (3.1×103–3×107)
Median NI score (range)*5 (0–8)1 (0–6)5 (2–8)5 (0–8)
Median fibrosis score (range)*2 (0–6)2 (0–6)2 (0–2)2 (1–6)
HCV genotype
 117169
 315811
 411
 511
 1&311
  • *Necroinflammatory and fibrosis scores according to Ishak criteria.

  • FNA, fine needle aspiration; HCV, hepatitis C virus; NI, necroinflammatory; PBMC, peripheral blood mononuclear cell.