Longitudinal analysis of the 5'UTR, E2-PePHD and NS5A-PKRBD genomic regions of hepatitis C virus genotype 1a in association with the response to peginterferon and ribavirin therapy in HIV-coinfected patients.

@article{Bolcic2012LongitudinalAO,
  title={Longitudinal analysis of the 5'UTR, E2-PePHD and NS5A-PKRBD genomic regions of hepatitis C virus genotype 1a in association with the response to peginterferon and ribavirin therapy in HIV-coinfected patients.},
  author={Federico M Bolcic and Natalia Laufer and C. Zoltan de Torres and Lucila Cassino and Rita Reynoso and Jorge Quarleri},
  journal={Antiviral research},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={72-81}
}
BACKGROUND The rate of non-response to pegylated interferon plus ribavirin (peg-IFN+RBV) in HCV/HIV coinfected patients is higher than in HCV-monoinfected patients. In this sense, the contribution of HCV genetic variability is unknown. The 5' untranslated (5'UTR), the nonstructural 5A (NS5A) and the second envelope (E2) HCV genomic regions have been implicated to peg-IFN therapy response. The proteins appear to block interferon (IFN)-induced RNA-dependent protein kinase (PKR) and the 5'UTR may… CONTINUE READING