Archives of Virology

, Volume 125, Issue 1, pp 299–304

Detection of a hepatitis B virus variant with a truncated X gene and enhancer II

Authors

  • R. Repp
    • Departments of Pediatrics and Medical VirologyJustus-Liebig-University
  • C. Keller
    • Departments of Pediatrics and Medical VirologyJustus-Liebig-University
  • A. Borkhardt
    • Departments of Pediatrics and Medical VirologyJustus-Liebig-University
  • A. Csecke
    • Departments of Pediatrics and Medical VirologyJustus-Liebig-University
  • S. Schaefer
    • Departments of Pediatrics and Medical VirologyJustus-Liebig-University
  • W. H. Gerlich
    • Departments of Pediatrics and Medical VirologyJustus-Liebig-University
  • F. Lampert
    • Departments of Pediatrics and Medical VirologyJustus-Liebig-University
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF01309646

Cite this article as:
Repp, R., Keller, C., Borkhardt, A. et al. Archives of Virology (1992) 125: 299. doi:10.1007/BF01309646

Summary

Approximately 15% of the viral genomes in the serum of a hepatitis B carrier were found to exhibit an 8 base-pair deletion within the enhancer II element, which would truncate the X protein by 26 amino acids at the carboxy-terminus.

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© Springer-Verlag 1992