Archives of Virology

, Volume 125, Issue 1–4, pp 299–304

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

  • R. Repp
  • C. Keller
  • A. Borkhardt
  • A. Csecke
  • S. Schaefer
  • W. H. Gerlich
  • F. Lampert
Brief Report


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Repp
    • 1
  • C. Keller
    • 1
  • A. Borkhardt
    • 1
  • A. Csecke
    • 1
  • S. Schaefer
    • 1
  • W. H. Gerlich
    • 1
  • F. Lampert
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Pediatrics and Medical VirologyJustus-Liebig-UniversityGiessenGermany

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