Hepatitis C virus envelope glycoprotein E2

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HCV genome

E2 is a viral structural protein found in the hepatitis C virus.[1][2] It is present on the viral envelope and functions as a host receptor binding protein, mediating entry into host cells. It is a key target for the design of entry inhibitors and vaccine immunogens.[3]


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