Hepatitis C virus-induced prion protein expression facilitates hepatitis C virus replication

Abstract

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects approximately 180 million people worldwide. Significant progress has been made since the establishment of in vitro HCV infection models in cells. However, the replication of HCV is complex and not completely understood. Here, we found that the expression of host prion protein (PrP) was induced in an HCV replication cell model… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12250-017-4039-y

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