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Acta Virologica Vol.58, No.4, p.301-308, 2014

Title: Targeting microRNA-122: Walking on cutting edge of hepatitis C virus infection therapy
Author: M. MOTAVAF, S. SAFARI, S. M. ALAVIAN

Abstract: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, with an estimated 170 million carriers worldwide, remains a major cause of chronic liver disease. Current anti-HCV treatments have significant side effects and have met with only partial success. Therefore, a more effective therapeutic modality for HCV infection is needed. The stability and propagation of HCV is dependent on the interaction between its genome and a highly abundant liver microRNA (miRNA), known as microRNA-122 (miR-122). As a conserved host factor that would not be expected to evolve resistance mutations, miR-122 makes an attractive antiviral target. In this review we will discuss how targeting miR-122, using antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs), can be a new anti-HCV treatment.

Keywords: hepatitis C virus; microRNA; locked nucleic acid therapy; microRNA-122; human
Year: 2014, Volume: 58, Issue: 4 Page From: 301, Page To: 308
doi:10.4149/av_2014_04_301


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