Published in Virus Weekly, September 12th, 2006
Study 1: Recent research from Japan has reported that epigenetic silencing of interferon-inducible genes is implicated in interferon (IFN) resistance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) replicon-harboring cells.
"We previously established HCV replicon-harboring cell lines possessing two IFN-resistant phenotypes: a partially resistant phenotype (alpha R series) and a severely resistant phenotype (OR series)," wrote K. Naka and colleagues, Okayama University.
They continued, "We recently found that the severe IFN resistance of the OR-series cells is...
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