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2012-04-19 13:10:06

A US study presented today at The International Liver CongressTM 2012 demonstrates that the entire HCV lifecycle can be recapitulated in murine cells, implying that HCV permissive mouse models could soon be developed. The data suggests that HCV replication in the murine environment is limited by innate immune responses. Inactivating these pathways and the expression of the appropriate entry factors and miR-122 creates murine fibroblasts that can be infected and support replication. The...

2012-03-19 19:32:41

Finding Could Pave Way for Drugs Against Virus That Kills More In US Than HIV Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have produced the first high resolution structure of a molecule that when attached to the genetic material of the hepatitis C virus prevents it from reproducing. Hepatitis C is a chronic infectious disease that affects some 170 million people worldwide and causes chronic liver disease and liver cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

2012-02-21 11:40:16

A towering $60,000 bill, a year of fierce, flu-like symptoms and a running risk of depression are among the possible costs of two new hepatitis C treatments. But according to Stanford University health policy researchers, they might be worth it. Using a computer model of hepatitis C disease – which accounts for different treatments, outcomes, disease stages and genetics – a research team led by Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD, found that new triple-therapies for genotype-1...

2012-02-16 14:41:24

Michael Houghton, who discovered the Hep C strain in 1989, released promising news of a vaccine that shows signs of prevention of all strains of Hep C A University of Alberta researcher and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology has made the discovery of a vaccine that will potentially help combat hepatitis C. Michael Houghton, who led the team that discovered the hepatitis C virus in 1989, announced his findings at the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Summit in Vancouver this...

2012-01-31 09:49:38

Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a cell-permeable peptide that inhibits a hepatitis C virus protein and blocks viral replication, which can lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis. This finding by Dr. Samuel French, an assistant professor of pathology and senior author of the study, builds on previous work by the French laboratory that identified two cellular proteins that are important factors in hepatitis C virus infection. French and his team...

2012-01-25 04:12:52

A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. The cholesterol receptor offers a promising new target for anti-viral therapy, for which an approved drug may already exist, say the researchers, whose findings were reported online in advance of publication in Nature Medicine....


Latest Hepatitis C virus Reference Libraries

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2011-01-20 19:28:48

Hepatitis E virus is an infective organism. The viral particles are 27 to 34 nanometers in diameter. They are non-enveloped and contain a single-strand of positive-sense RNA which is approximately 7300 bases in length. The virus was first visualized in 1983 and molecularly cloned in 1990. Previously it was classified in the family Caliciviridae. Its genome more closely resembles the rubella virus and is now classified as the only member of the genus Hepevirus which has not yet been...

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2011-01-20 19:23:30

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. It consists of a core of genetic material surrounded by an icosahedra protective shell of protein. The genome consists of a single open reading frame that is 9600 nucleotide bases long. HCV replication takes several steps. It primarily replicates in the hepatocytes of the liver. It can also reproduce in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. There is a wide variety of genotypes and...

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  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.