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Correction: ZNF148 inhibits HBV replication by downregulating RXRα transcription

The Original Article was published on 31 January 2024

Correction: Virology Journal (2024) 21:35

Following publication of the original article [1], the authors identified an error in Fig. 1H. The result data were mistakenly used when drawing the picture with GraphPad Prism 8.0 software. The authors re-examined the original experiment notes and confirmed that the omission did not affect the conclusions. The correct Fig. 1 is given below:

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Overexpression of ZNF148 represses HBV transcription and replication. The vector or the ZNF148 plasmid was transfected into HepG2-NTCP cells infected with HBV and into Huh7 cells transfected with prcccDNA/Cre plasmids. The cells were harvested after 5 d. (A) The efficiency of ZNF148 overexpression was confirmed by Western blot analysis. (B-D) Real-time PCR and Northern blot analyses revealed significant reductions in the levels of total HBV RNA and 3.5-kb HBV RNA in cells overexpressing ZNF148. (E-F) Decreased levels of HBV core DNA in ZNF148-overexpressing cells were shown by real-time PCR and Southern blotting. (G-H) ZNF148 overexpression reduced the concentrations of HBeAg and HBsAg, as measured by ELISA. (I) The results of Western blot analysis confirmed the decreased level of the HBc protein in ZNF148-overexpressing cells. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01

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Yao, X., Xu, K., Tao, N. et al. Correction: ZNF148 inhibits HBV replication by downregulating RXRα transcription. Virol J 21, 145 (2024).

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