Home-grown HCV

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Three teams of researchers have developed cell culture systems for the modeling of hepatitis C viral infection and the subsequent generation of infectious virus particles—an important breakthrough in the study of this disease.

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Figure 1: Huh7.5.1 cells, five days after infection with JH1-derived HCV.


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Eisenstein, M. Home-grown HCV. Nat Methods 2, 565 (2005) doi:10.1038/nmeth0805-565

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