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A novel diagnostic target in the hepatitis C virus genome

By Jan Felix Drexler, Bernd Kupfer, Nadine Petersen, Rejane Maria Tommasini Grotto, Silvia Maria Corvino Rodrigues, Klaus Grywna, Marcus Panning, Augustina Annan, Giovanni Faria Silva and Jill Douglas


Christian Drosten and colleagues develop, validate, and make openly available a prototype hepatitis C virus assay based on the conserved 3' X-tail element, with potential for clinical use in developing countries

Topics: Hepatitis C virus, Viral load, Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, Prototypes, Sequence databases, Sequence alignment, Brazil, Blood
Publisher: Division of Medical Virology
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000031
OAI identifier: oai:open.uct.ac.za:11427/15267
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