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Tag Archives: HBV
Molecular biology of hepatitis B virus infection Continue reading
For a long time, HBx has been suspected of playing a role in hepatocarcinogenesis, either directly or indirectly. Continue reading
Exactly how hepatitis B virus causes liver cancer has been a mystery for a long time. It is clear that the X protein (HBx) has something to do with it, but exactly what mechanisms are involved? These are very different … Continue reading
Hepaptitis B virus (HBV) likes liver cells (hepatocytes). In fact, it likes them so much it won’t grow anywhere else. The reason for this close connection is because the receptor this virus needs to infect cells is only found on … Continue reading
Biologists have uncovered virus fragments from the same family of the modern Hepatitis B virus locked inside the genomes of songbirds such as the modern-day zebra finch. This article marks the first time that endogenous hepadnaviruses have been found in … Continue reading
Hepatocarcinogenesis (liver cancer) is, and will continue to be a major worldwide health problem. With chronic HBV and HCV infections being responsible for a significant proportion of HCC cases, the development of new and relevant cell culture and animal models … Continue reading
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major health problem, with 400 million people chronically infected worldwide who are at high risk of developing liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The epidemiological evidence linking HBV infection to HCC is very … Continue reading