Published in Hepatitis Weekly, November 15th, 1999
Sera of two children were examined to determine whether specific hepatitis B virus (HBV) mutants may contribute to anti-hepatitis B e/hepatitis B e antigen (anti-HBe/HBeAg) reactivations during the course of chronic hepatitis B ("Hepatitis B Virus Core Promoter Mutations in Children with Multiple Anti-HBe/HBeAg Reactivations Result in Enhanced Promoter Activity," Journal of Medical Virology, December 1999;59(4):415-423).
The full-length HBV genome isolated from sera of patient 1 and the basic core promoter (BCP) from patient 2 were amplified...
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