Detection of a hepatitis B virus variant with a truncated X gene and enhancer II
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- Repp, R., Keller, C., Borkhardt, A. et al. Archives of Virology (1992) 125: 299. doi:10.1007/BF01309646
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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.