Binding of human lipoproteins (low, very low, high density lipoproteins) to recombinant envelope proteins of hepatitis C virus
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Heterogeneities in the density of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-RNA-carrying material from human sera (1.03–1.20 g/ml) are partially due to the binding of lipoproteins [low density (LDL), very low density (VLDL), high density (HDL) lipoproteins] and immunoglobulins. In this study we demonstrate the binding of recombinant HCV envelope protein (E1/E2) to human LDL, VLDL and HDL on a molecular basis. The binding of lipoproteins was restricted to the middle part of the E1 gene product (amino acids 222–336) and the C-terminal part of the E2 protein (amino acids 523–809). Lipoproteins did not bind to recombinant HCV core protein.
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