Inhibition of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha)-mediated apoptosis by hepatitis C virus core protein.


Hepatitis C virus (HCV) putative core protein has displayed many intriguing biological properties. Since tumor necrosis factor (TNF) plays an important role in controlling viral infection, in this study the effect of the core protein was investigated on the TNF-alpha induced apoptosis of human breast carcinoma cells (MCF7). HCV core protein when expressed… (More)