Published in Hepatitis Weekly, June 30th, 2003
According to a study from the United States, "interferon alfa (IFN-alpha)-based treatment is the only therapeutic option for chronic hepatitis C viral infection. However, the molecular mechanisms of IFN-alpha antiviral activity are not completely understood. The recent development of an HCV replicon cell culture system provides a feasible experimental model to investigate the molecular details of IFN-induced direct antiviral activity in hepatocytes."
"In this report, we show that IFN-alpha can effectively inhibit HCV subgenomic RNA replication and suppress viral...
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