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Novel viral and host targets to cure hepatitis B.

Curr. Opin. Virol. 24, 38-45 (2017)
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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global health threat with 240 million chronic carriers at high risk to develop hepatocellular carcinoma. Current antiviral treatment can efficiently control viral replication and reduce liver inflammation, but is still quite far from achieving a cure. Significant progress has been made in understanding the virus life cycle and virus-host interaction in the past few years. With identification of the HBV receptor, cell-culture infection systems have become available that allow drug screening and establishing a pipeline of potential antivirals targeting either viral or host factors. Most of the candidate antivirals summarized in this review are still in preclinical development, but some have already entered or are about to enter early clinical trials.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Review
Keywords Virus X Protein; Nonhepatotoxic Degradation; Hepatocellular-carcinoma; Reverse-transcriptase; Restriction Factor; Gene-expression; Cccdna Function; Analog Therapy; Reduced Risk; Hbx Protein
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1879-6257
e-ISSN 1879-6265
Quellenangaben Volume: 24, Issue: , Pages: 38-45 Article Number: , Supplement: ,
Publisher Elsevier
Publishing Place Oxford
Reviewing status Peer reviewed