Monday, April 7, 2008

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Liver cirrhosis Hepatitis C protein blocked by EWI Hepatitis A graph-2wint

Un'articolo pubblicato sulla rivista scientifica statunitense Plos One di aprile 2008 rivela la scoperta di una proteina, denominata EWI-2wint, in grado di bloccare la penetrazione del virus dell'epatite C inside the cells.
The study concludes with the statement "In conclusion, our observation provides a basis for the rational design of new antiviral molecules. Furthermore, it represents a new mechanism that contributes to the regulation of entry of a pathogen into a host cell."
This discovery, made by a team of French - American, is a step forward to resolve the problem in the long run.
Unfortunately, there is currently a vaccine available to prevent new infections and the current treatments are not fully effective. It illustrates the urgent need for new therapeutic strategies because the infection is a global public health problem, which affecting over 130 million people worldwide, including its symptoms chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma.


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