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Medicina interna de México

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DUENAS-CARRERA, Santiago; ACOSTA-RIVERO, Nelson; MORALES-GRILLO, Juan  and  GARCIA-FERRERA, Waldo O. Molecular biology of hepatitis C virus. Med. interna Méx. [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.3, pp.435-442. ISSN 0186-4866.

Infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is distributed worldwide, often becomes in chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The HCV genome is a single-stranded RNA molecule of positive polarity approximately 9.6 kb in length. This review summarizes the current knowledge of recent advances in the investigation of the molecular biology of HCV.

Keywords : Hepatitis C virus; HCV; Chronic hepatitis; Cirrhosis; Hepatocellular carcinoma.

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