Hepatitis C’s Infection Machinery | December 2, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 48 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 48 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: December 2, 2013

Hepatitis C’s Infection Machinery

Structural Biology: First glimpse of a protein used by the deadly virus to infect humans
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: hepatitis C, vaccine, drugs

The hepatitis C virus kills more people annually in the U.S. than HIV. Over the 24 years since the discoveryof the hepatitis C virus, many researchers have tried and failed to get a crystal structure of the two proteins used by the pathogen to infect its host and cause deadly liver damage. Now a team of scientists led by Ian A. Wilson, Andrew B. Ward, Leopold Kong, . . .

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