Hepatitis C Virus: From Laboratory to Clinic (Biomedical Research Topics)

Hepatitis C Virus: From Laboratory to Clinic (Biomedical Research Topics)

ISBN: 9780521799591
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2002-04-29
Number of pages: 270
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This multidisciplinary overview covers basic concepts related to the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, development of serological and nucleic acid tests to detect infection, the structure of the virus genome, generation of virus gene products, and proposed replication scheme. The volume discusses the epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis of infection, the development of hepatocellular carcinoma associated with chronic virus infection, and current strategies for treatment. It also discusses advances in cell culture systems, animal models of infection, and emerging treatments and vaccine development.

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