Hepatitis C Virus is a positive, single-stranded RNA virus in the Flaviviridae family. The genome is approximately 10,000 nucleotides and encodes a single polyprotein of about 3,000 amino acids. The polyprotein is processed by host cell and viral proteases into three major structural proteins and several non-structural protein necessary for viral replication. Several different genotypes of Hepatitis C Virus with slightly different genomic sequences have since been identified that correlate with differences in response to treatment with interferon alpha
Host endoplasmic reticulum membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein Potential. Note: Host membrane insertion occurs after processing by the NS3 protease.
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