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How Miravirsen Does it?

New Insight into Hepatitis C Virus Cofactor MiRNA-122

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have gained new insights into why the hepatitis C virus needs the microRNA miR-122 as a partner in crime – and in doing so, have described a new general mechanism by which miRNAs can act on their targets to affect gene expression.

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