Published in Hepatitis Weekly, February 13th, 2006
Y. Tanaka and colleagues, Nagoya City University, wrote, "Recently hepatitis B virus genotype C (HBV/C) has been classified into geographically typical two subtypes (subgenotypes); HBV/C1 in Southeast Asia (Cs) and HBV/C2 in East Asia (Cc). Our aim is to develop a rapid subtyping assay and to examine the virological features of these two subtypes."
"Based on 171 HBV/C strains retrieved from the database, 17 single nucleotides polymorphisms (SNPs) were found between two subtypes. Taking advantage of five SNPs...
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