Hepacivirus


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Hepacivirus

 
the hepatitis C viruses, a genus of flaviviruses that cause hepatitis C.

hepacivirus

(hĕ-pă-sē′ĭ-vī″rŭs)
A genus of flaviviruses that includes the hepatitis C virus.

Hepacivirus

a genus in the family Flaviviridae; includes human hepatitis C virus.
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HCV is a prototype member of the Hepacivirus genus (from the Greek hepar, hepatos, liver) and is further classified into at least seven major genotypes that differ by about 30 per cent in their nucleotide sequence.
The new virus, named canine hepacivirus (CHV), is the first known instance of hepatitis-like infection in animals outside of humans and non-human primates.
Using high-throughput sequencing with the GS FLX System, from 454 Life Sciences, a Roche Company, the researchers discovered an unknown hepacivirus that was more similar to HCV than any discovered to date.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a positive-sense RNA virus, classified as the type member of the family Flaviviridae and the genus Hepacivirus.
The wider host range of the virus implied by these findings led the authors to propose a new name, non-primate hepacivirus (NPHV) for CHV, and this new nomenclature is used in the current study.
To nonspecialists, it would then be immediately obvious that Hepatitis A, B, and C viruses are very different entities, belonging to different genera, were their official names Hepatitis A hepatovirus, Hepatitis B orthohepadnavirus, and Hepatitis C hepacivirus.
This virus is the prototype of the genus Hepacivirus and a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma around the world.
Since the discovery of HCV-like virus in dogs with respiratory disease and nonspecific gastrointestinal disorder in the United States in 2011, tentatively named canine hepacivirus (2), new hepaciviruses have been detected in insectivorous bats (3), Old World monkeys (4), wild rodents (5,6), and domestic horses (6-8).
Until now, it has been impossible to associate Hepacivirus infection in horses with clinical hepatic disease (7,8).
Hepatitis C virus is an RNA virus belonging to the family Flaviviridae and genus hepacivirus.
HCV, a member of the Hepacivirus genus in the Flaviviridae family, possesses a single stranded, positive-sense RNA genome of approximately 9.