Rare disease gene has a key role in chronic hepatitis C infection

Posted by on April 28, 2016 7:18 pm
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Hepatitis C virus hijacks the host’s fat metabolism for its own survival, growth, and transport in the human body. A study identifies a host gene involved in the formation of HCV virus particles and helps explain why humans with a rare mutation in the gene have problems with their fat metabolism.

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