Virological and serological aspects of hepatitis B and the delta agent.
Journal - Gut (ENGLAND )
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) belongs to a group of viruses termed hepadnaviruses. The 3.2 kb genome encodes for a variety of proteins involved in viral replication (p-gene), transactivation (x-gene), or encodes for structural proteins (c- and s-genes). Several viral and non-viral functions determine the clinical course of HBV infection. The hepatitis D virus resembles a viroid and requires the HBV as a helper virus. The interaction between the viruses is not well understood. More information on the interaction between the human host and viruses is needed to help improve the treatment.
|ISSN : ||0017-5749|
|Mesh Heading : ||Carcinoma, Hepatocellular Hepatitis B Humans Liver Liver Neoplasms Virus Replication microbiology genetics physiology microbiology microbiology|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||Hepatitis B virus Hepatitis Delta Virus microbiology|