TITLE

Hepatitis C virus entry: possible targets for therapy

AUTHOR(S)
Timpe, J M; McKeating, J A
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Gut;Dec2008, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p1728
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses Hepatitis C virus (HCV) entry as possible targets for antiviral therapy. It mentions that HCV entry requires specific interactions between HCV envelope glycoproteins and cellular receptors. Although, there are no specific inhibitors of HCV entry, the ability of some individuals to resolve HCV infection suggests that an effective immune response is possible. Further studies are recommended in order to design recombinant antigens that recapitulate such a response.
ACCESSION #
35718742

 

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