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Hepatitis C Virus and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
AbstractHepatitis C virus (HCV), a hepatotropic virus, is a single stranded-positive RNA virus of ~9,600 nt. length belonging to the Flaviviridae family. HCV infection causes acute hepatitis, chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). It has been reported that HCV-coding proteins interact with host-cell factors that are involved in cell cycle regulation, transcriptional regulation, cell proliferation and apoptosis. Severe inflammation and advanced liver fibrosis in the liver background are also associated with the incidence of HCV-related HCC. In this review, we discuss the mechanism of hepatocarcinogenesis in HCV-related liver diseases.
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Kanda, T.; Yokosuka, O.; Omata, M. Hepatitis C Virus and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Biology 2013, 2, 304-316.View more citation formats
Kanda T, Yokosuka O, Omata M. Hepatitis C Virus and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Biology. 2013; 2(1):304-316.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kanda, Tatsuo; Yokosuka, Osamu; Omata, Masao. 2013. "Hepatitis C Virus and Hepatocellular Carcinoma." Biology 2, no. 1: 304-316.