Published in Drug Week, July 30th, 2004
According to a study from the United States, "the availability of molecular beacon-based, real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and a semi-automated sample extraction procedure have made it possible for us to retrospectively examine HCV replication kinetics in HCV naive chimpanzees infected during the past 20 years."
"We compared these in 17 animals that developed chronic infection, and in 21 that developed self-limited infection. No differences were found in infecting dose, or replication kinetics in the acute phase between these two types of infection," said A.M. Prince...
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