Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, October 20th, 1997
The silent hepatitis B virus (HBV) mutant appears to promote the replication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the liver, researcher Toshikazu Uchida and colleagues noted ("Hepatitis C Virus is Frequently Coinfected with Serum Marker-Negative Hepatitis B Virus: Probable Replication Promotion of the Former by the Latter as Demonstrated by In Vitro Cotransfection," Journal of Medical Virology 1997;52:399-405).
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