UNIT 13B.4 Generation and Quantitation of Infectious Hepatitis C Virus Derived from Cell Culture (HCVcc)
Published Online: 1 DEC 2010
Copyright © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Pharmacology
How to Cite
Paulson, M. S. 2010. Generation and Quantitation of Infectious Hepatitis C Virus Derived from Cell Culture (HCVcc). Current Protocols in Pharmacology. 51:B:13B.4:13B.4.1–13B.4.19.
- Published Online: 1 DEC 2010
- Published Print: DEC 2010
The development of robust genotype 1b and genotype 1a hepatitis C virus (HCV) replicon systems has enabled the convenient in vitro study of part of the virus life cycle. This unit describes detailed protocols for generating and measuring infectious HCV, or cell-culture-derived infectious HCV (HCVcc). The HCVcc infectious system has two essential components: (1) cells that are permissive to de novo infection and allow effective replication of the full virus life cycle; and (2) a virus genome that has robust and efficient replication in tissue culture. The assays in this unit are based on protocols designed for Huh-7-derived cell lines that allow robust replication of HCV and are permissive to infection. These protocols are important for the implementation of drug discovery efforts relative to the entire infectious virus life cycle. Curr. Protoc. Pharmacol. 51:13B.4.1-13B.4.19. © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- cell culture