Tag Archives: HBV

Molecular biology of hepatitis B virus infection

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Just WTF does HBV X actually do?

For a long time, HBx has been suspected of playing a role in hepatocarcinogenesis, either directly or indirectly. Continue reading

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Mystery of Hepatitis B Virus and cancer solved? 

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

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How hepatitis B virus enters liver cells

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

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New insight in the pathobiology of hepatitis B virus infection

In spite of decades of research and successful vaccination strategies, millons of people remain chronically infected with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and at risk of death theough liver cancer of liver failure. This recent review looks a recent advances in … Continue reading

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The oldest virus known

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

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Hepatitis B and C Viruses and Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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

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Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx)

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

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Update on HBV and HCV Therapy

Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection affects about 400 million people around the globe, being one of the most common infectious diseases and among the world’s leading causes of death. Antiviral therapy of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) aims to improve … Continue reading

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