David Rowlands

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The hepatitis C virus (HCV) p7 protein is critical for virus production and an attractive antiviral target. p7 is an ion channel when reconstituted in artificial lipid bilayers, but channel function has not been demonstrated in vivo and it is unknown whether p7 channel activity plays a critical role in virus production. To evaluate the contribution of p7 to(More)
Enterovirus 71 (HEV71) epidemics in children and infants result mainly in mild symptoms; however, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, infection can be fatal. At present, no therapies are available. We have used structural analysis of the complete virus to guide the design of HEV71 inhibitors. Analysis of complexes with four(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The development of new therapies for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been hampered by the lack of a small animal model. GB virus B (GBV-B), which infects new world monkeys, has been proposed as a surrogate system for HCV replication. Despite their short genetic distance, however, difficulties exist when extrapolating results from GBV-B(More)
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