Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a worldwide problem. Patients with chronic HCV infection who are non-responders to standard therapy represent a growing population within the HCV epidemic. Novel, more efficient and tolerable therapies are urgently needed. This review discusses the recent results showing that targeting miR-122, a micro-ribonucleic acid (MicroRNA) that enhances HCV replication, is a new anti-HCV therapy with a high barrier to resistance.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2010|
- Hepatitis C virus
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