Hepatitis C virus: assembly and release of virus particles

Jones, D.M. and McLauchlan, J. (2010) Hepatitis C virus: assembly and release of virus particles. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 285(30), pp. 22733-22739. (doi: 10.1074/jbc.R110.133017) (PMID:20457608) (PMCID:PMC2906262)

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Hepatitis C virus is a blood-borne virus that typically establishes a chronic infection in the liver, which often results in cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Progress in understanding the complete virus life cycle has been greatly enhanced by the recent availability of a tissue culture system that produces infectious virus progeny. Thus, it is now possible to gain insight into the roles played by viral components in assembly and egress and the cellular pathways that contribute to virion formation. This minireview describes the key determining viral and host factors that are needed to produce infectious virus.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Dr Daniel and McLauchlan, Professor John
Authors: Jones, D.M., and McLauchlan, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Journal of Biological Chemistry
Journal Abbr.:J Biol Chem.
Publisher:American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
ISSN (Online):1083-351X
Published Online:10 May 2010

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