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Episode 4- Basics of Hepatitis C Virology

Episode 4- Basics of Hepatitis C Virology

Recording Time: 19th September, 2016

Topic: Basics of Hepatitis C Virology


Episode Highlights:

1. Classification of Hepatitis virus and Structure of Hepatitis C Virus

  • Classification or Types (A, B, C, D and E)
  • Structure and Genome of Virus

2. Genotypes and Epidemiology statistics

  • Genotypes
  • Epidemiology
    • World, USA, South-East Asia, India, Nepal

3. Pathogenesis and Life cycle

  • Mechanism of transmission
  • Cellular entry and replication mechanism
  • Viral evasion and restriction factors

4. Laboratory diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Hepatitis C


  1. Scheel TKH and Rice CM. Understanding the hepatitis C virus life cycle paves the way for highly effective therapies. Nature Medicine. 2013;19(7):837-849.
  2. Manns Mvon Hahn T. Novel therapies for hepatitis C — one pill fits all?. Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. 2013;12(8):595-610.
Updated: February 4, 2017 — 7:21 pm

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