Hepatitis C virus

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Hepatitis C is a virus transmitted mainly by the mixing of blood. It infects hepatic cells and ultimately causes liver failure[1].

Viral Structure

It has an outer envelope, which contains two envelope proteins, called E1 and E2. Under the membrane there is a core protein which binds with the viral genome to form a nucleoplastid. This contains single-stranded RNA which encodes 11 proteins[2].

References

  1. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hepatitis-c/causes/
  2. https://study.com/academy/lesson/hepatitis-c-virus-structure-and-function.html
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