Emmerson Corrêa Brasil da Costa

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The hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects 170 to 200 million people worldwide and is, therefore, a major health problem. The lack of efficient treatments that specifically target the viral proteins or RNA and its high chronicity rate make hepatitis C the cause of many deaths and hepatic transplants annually. The NS3 protein is considered an important target for(More)
Hepatitis C viral infection is a cause of chronic liver disease, and current therapies are only effective in 50 % of patients. Serine proteases, which are present in both hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the dengue virus, are the most studied class of proteolytic enzymes and are the primary targets for drug development in this field. In this paper, we describe(More)
Dengue virus infection is a serious public health problem in endemic areas of the world where 2.5 billion people live. Clinical manifestations of the Dengue infection range from a mild fever to fatal cases of hemorrhagic fever. Although being the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral infection in the world, until now no strategies are available for(More)
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