Faculty of Medicine

New metabolic pathways identified to fight viruses

New ways to fight bodily viruses have now been discovered by an international research group involving Prof. Jörg F. Schlaak and Dr. Martin Trippler from the Clinic for Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Director: Prof. G. Gerken) of the Faculty of Medicine at University Hospital Essen. The scientists discovered a mechanism by which the hepatitis C virus (HCV) reprograms human cells by implanting itself into the body.