New Culture Method For Hepatitis C Virus Uses Primary Hepatocytes And Patient Serum

Tue, 23 Jan 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Researchers open the way for improved study of hepatitis C virus by devising a novel virus culture system that allows replication of patient-isolated virus in nontransformed hepatocytes, instead of culture-adapted virus strains in transformed cell lines. The related report by Lázaro et al, "Hepatitis C virus replication in transfected and serum-infected cultured human fetal hepatocytes," appears in the February issue of the American Journal of Pathology. ...