AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 27, 2012) – Researchers at the University of
Colorado School of Medicine have figured out intimate details of how the
hepatitis C virus takes over an invaded cell, a breakthrough that could
point to way for new treatments for the virus.
Hep C hijacks the machinery by which a cell makes proteins and uses
it instead to create proteins for the virus. Over the last two decades,
researchers have figured out that Hep C uses an RNA molecule to do this.
Now they’re trying to fill in the details.