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Hepatitis C Virus: Molecular Pathways and Treatments

Hepatitis C Virus: Molecular Pathways and Treatments

Hepatitis C Virus: Molecular Pathways and Treatments

  • Editor: Oumaima Stambouli  
  • No of Pages: 64
  • Publisher: OMICS International
  • Published On: February 2014 , Wed 26
  • Chapter 1      
    Introduction
    Authors: Li Zhao

    Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) was found as the causative agent of the Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis (NANBH) in 1989.

  • Chapter 2      
    Hepatitis C Symptoms
    Authors: Jessie Bowers

    Patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can present with all the symptoms of acute phase; however, up to half of these patients will progress onto chronic hepatitis.

  • Chapter 3      
    Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus
    Authors: A Daw Mohamed

    Hepatitis C has been considered to be the most commonly emerging viral Hepatitis worldwide with major universal devastating consequences.

  • Chapter 4      
    Hepatitis C Virus Genome
    Authors: Kaushal B Shah, Porus S Shah, Urvi D Gandhi, Siraj S Dawd

    Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a major cause of worldwide morbidity and mortality.

  • Chapter 5      
    Hepatitis C Life Cycle
    Authors: Meena Mirdamadi

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV), a positive sense, single-stranded RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family, is a significant cause of acute hepatitis that displays considerable propensity for progressing to chronic hepatitis.

  • Chapter 6      
    HCV Immune Evasion
    Authors: Napoletano Silvia, Colm Bergin, Nigel J Stevenson, Ciaran Bannan

    Infection with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) results in chronic infection in the majority of infected individuals.

  • Chapter 7      
    HCV and Immune Molecules
    Authors: Li Zhao

    Strong and sustained T-cell responses are essential for HCV clearance.

  • Chapter 8      
    Innovations in Hepatitis C Therapy
    Authors: Ramzy H Rimawi, Siraj S Dawd

    Until 2011, there was a standstill in the development of new, more efficient therapies for hepatitis C virus (HCV).

  • Chapter 9      
    Prediction of Treatment Response in Patients Infected with Hepatitis C Virus
    Authors: Yujia Li, Shilin Li, Xiaoqiong Duan, Bing Liu, Chunhui Yang, Peibin Zeng, Limin Chen

    As a major world health problem, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection causes various liver diseases.

  • Oumaima Stambouli

    Master Student in Molecular and Developmental Stem Cell Biology at the Ruhr University Bochum, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

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