Published in Hepatitis Weekly, July 27th, 1998
Researchers found the core gene to be just oncogenic enough to transform an established Rat-1 cell line with regard to focus formation, anchorage independence, and tumor formation in nude mice.
"However, the core proteins used in this study are not sufficient to transform primary rat embryo fibroblasts (REFs) in cooperation with H-ras," Jun Chang and colleagues wrote ("Hepatitis C Virus Core from Two Different Genotypes Has an Oncogenic Potential but Is Not Sufficient for Transforming Primary Rat Embryo Fibroblasts in Cooperation with the H-ras...
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