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Hepatitis viruses

Section Editor: Alan McLachlan, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 
Deputy Section Editor: Susan Uprichard, Loyola University Medical Center​​​​​​​, USA 

The Hepatitis viruses section of Virology Journal includes studies relating to all aspects of hepatitis A, B C, D and E virus research including research discoveries addressing both basic and medical aspects of the biology of these human pathogens. Basic research topics of interest include all aspects of the viral life cycle (e.g. viral entry, intracellular capsid transport and disassembly, viral gene expression/regulation, protein processing/regulation, viral genome replication, particle assembly and egress) and viral-host interactions. Medical research topics of interest include but are not limited to viral pathogenesis, epidemiology, immunology, therapies and emergence of drug-resistant variants.

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  1. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype F (HBV/F) is considered to be indigenous to the Americas, but its emergence and spread in the continent remain unknown. Previously, only two HBV/F complete genome sequences fro...

    Authors: Francisco CA Mello, Oscar C Araujo, Barbara V Lago, Ana Rita C Motta-Castro, Marcia Terezinha B Moraes, Selma A Gomes, Gonzalo Bello and Natalia M Araujo

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:236

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  2. Little is known about HBV-specific T-cell responses in chronic Hepatitis B patients (HBV) that are co-infected with Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), especially those with normal alanine aminotransf...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Hanqian Xing, Xia Feng, Haiping Zhang, Yi Wang and Huiping Yan

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:232

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  3. It has been suggested that different hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes may have distinct virological characteristics that correlate with clinical outcomes during antiviral therapy and the natural course of inf...

    Authors: Lei Li, Hong Shen, Anyi Li, Zhenhua Zhang, Baoju Wang, Junzhong Wang, Xin Zheng, Jun Wu, Dongliang Yang, Mengji Lu and Jingjiao Song

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:214

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  4. The prevalence of HCV infection has increased during recent years and the incidence reach 3% of the world's population, and in some countries like Egypt, may around 20%. The developments of effective and preve...

    Authors: Esmail M EL-Fakharany, Lourdes Sánchez, Hussein A Al-Mehdar and Elrashdy M Redwan

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:199

    Content type: Research

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  5. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Entecavir (ETV) plus adefovir (ADV) for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients after multiple nucleos(t)ide analogue (NAs) failure treatment.

    Authors: Xian-Hua Xu, Gai-Li Li, Yang Qin, Qiang Li, Fa-Qun He, Jin-Ye Li, Quan-Rong Pan and Jie-Yin Deng

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:162

    Content type: Research

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