Enzyme‐linked immunosorbent assay of the core protein of hepatitis C virus (HCV) expressed in E. coli led to detection of the antibody against this virus in patients with chronic hepatitis. Some of the negative results obtained using a different viral protein became positive with this E. coli‐expressed viral protein, and were also positive for the viral RNA. Thus, use of the core protein of HCV facilitates accurate detection of HCV infection.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Cancer Research|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1991|
- Hepatitis C virus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research