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From: Hepatitis C virus management: potential impact of nanotechnology

Fig. 2

The HCV genome consists of a 9.6 kilobase ORF flanked with 5’ and 3’ untranslated regions. IRES-mediated translation of the ORF produces polyprotein that is processed by cellular and viral proteases into ten viral proteins: C, E1 and E2 structural proteins, and P7, NS2, NS3, NS4A, NS4B, NS5A and NS5B non-structural proteins. Abbreviations: C: Core protein, IRES: Internal ribosome entry site, ORF: Open reading frame, NS: Non-structural protein

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