Patent Number: 7,201,911

Title: Cloned genomes of infectious hepatitis C viruses and uses thereof

Abstract: The present invention discloses nucleic acid sequences which encode infectious hepatitis C viruses and the use of these sequences, and polypeptides encoded by all or part of these sequences, in the development of vaccines and diagnostics for HCV and in the development of screening assays for the identification of antiviral agents for HCV.

Inventors: Yanagi; Masayuki (Rockville, MD), Bukh; Jens (Bethesda, MD), Emerson; Suzanne U. (Rockville, MD), Purcell; Robert H. (Boyds, MD)

Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

International Classification: A61K 39/12 (20060101); A61K 39/295 (20060101); C12N 15/00 (20060101); C12N 5/00 (20060101); C12N 5/08 (20060101); A61K 39/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-04-10 0:00:00