Published in Hepatitis Weekly, July 31st, 2006
Study 1: A recently published study from Japan has documented that the analysis of the entire nucleotide sequence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype B in the Philippines reveals a new subgenotype of genotype B.
"The entire nucleotide sequences were determined for HBV genotype B (HBV/B) genomes extracted from five patients in the Philippines and designated GenBank AB219426, AB219427, AB219428, AB219429 and AB219430," wrote F. Nagasaki and colleagues, Tohoku University.
"The serotype of the first four isolates was ayw and that of GenBank...
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