Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 25th, 2005
"The hepatitis C virus (HCV) has an alternate reading frame (ARF) that overlaps the core protein gene. The overlapping reading frame distinguishes HCV from all of its known viral relatives, with the possible exception of GB virus B (GBV-B). The ARF is expressed during natural HCV infections and stimulates specific immune responses," scientists writing in the journal Seminars in Liver Disease report.
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