Published in Hepatitis Weekly, November 14th, 2005
The paper by Wang et al., "Morphine withdrawal enhances hepatitis C virus (HCV) replicon expression," appears in the November issue of The American Journal of Pathology and is accompanied by a commentary.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is common among intravenous drug users, with 70-80% of abusers infected in the United States. This high association has peaked interest in determining the effects of drug abuse, specifically opiates, on progression of the disease....
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