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It is very important to know and understand the life cycle of viruses related to the dangerous disease of hepatitis C. This is because only by understanding that will we be able to determine how to destroy those deadly antigens from infecting our body. The hepatitis C virus enters the bloodstream of a human body and proceeds towards the liver. It then multiplies there and reenters the bloodstream to infect the various body parts.
This whole process of multiplying and developing itself inside the liver is however not fully understood by the researchers and the scientists and is in progress. But a fair idea, mixed with a little bit of theory and logic is given by the experts.
It is theorized that viruses of hepatitis C attach themselves with a receptor found on the cell membrane surface. Then these particles are surrounded and pinched off by the receptors, caging them inside a vesicle. These encased virions then float in the cytoplasm of the cell. Then, these encased virions somehow attach themselves with the surface of the vesicle and a complex RNA and related proteins is discharged into the liver cells' cytoplasm. Now this RNA complex is converted to protein chains by the ribosomes, and then further broken down to smaller components. The resultant RNA copies then club with the components of the proteins produced by ribosome and enter an unoccupied vesicle through its membrane and form fully developed virions. Now these virions are secreted from the cells of the liver to other unaffected parts of the organ through the secretory pathways of the cells.
With complete knowledge, maybe in the near future, we might see hope of fully eradicating this infection which have claimed millions of lives till now.
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