Researchers develop successful lab model for study of hepatitis C

An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 8, 2013
Researchers develop successful lab model for study of hepatitis C

 

August 8, 2013 -- Researchers with the Mount Sinai Medical Center showed for the first time that the hepatitis C virus can replicate in monkeys, which could result in a new animal model, the center announced on Monday.

Researchers with Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine found that HCV can replicate in macaques. The research team worked to differentiate macaque stem cells into liver cells and then tried to infect the cells with HCV in a petri dish. The differentiated cells were able to support HCV infection and replication.

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