Chapter 24. Structure and Molecular Virology

  1. Howard Thomas BSc PhD FRCP FRCpath FMedSci Professor1,
  2. Stanley Lemon Professor2 and
  3. Arie Zuckerman MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Dip. Bact Professor3
  1. Michael J McGarvey and
  2. Michael Houghton

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch24

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

McGarvey, M. J. and Houghton, M. (2005) Structure and Molecular Virology, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dean (Clinical) Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London UK

  2. 2

    Dean of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    The Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130059

Online ISBN: 9780470987131



  • hepatitis C virus (HCV);
  • molecular virology;
  • core protein;
  • envelope proteins;
  • replication models


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The relationship between hepatitis C virus and the Flaviviridae family

  • Structure of the virus

  • Replication of the virus

  • Heterogeneity of the HCV genome