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  1. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the article [1], it was brought to our attention that the author E. López-Díez is missing their second affiliation. The author would also like to indicate an affiliation to “Universidade d...

    Authors: S. Perez, A. Iñarrea, R. Pérez-Tanoira, M. Gil, E. López-Díez, O. Valenzuela, M. Porto, L. Alberte-Lista, M. A. Peteiro-Cancelo, A. Treinta, R. Carballo, M. C. Reboredo, M. E. Alvarez-Argüelles and M. J. Purriños

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:41

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    The original article was published in Virology Journal 2017 14:214

  2. Content type: Research

    Host single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) near the interleukin 28B (IL28B) locus are associated with sustained virological response to antiviral therapy and with spontaneous Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) clearance. P...

    Authors: Natalia Echeverría, Daniela Chiodi, Pablo López, Adriana Sanchez Ciceron, Jenniffer Angulo, Marcelo López-Lastra, Paola Silvera, Adrian Canavesi, Carla Bianchi, Valentina Colistro, Juan Cristina, Nelia Hernandez and Pilar Moreno

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:40

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  3. Content type: Research

    Vesiviruses (family Caliciviridae) had been shown capable of invading a variety of host species, raising concern of their zoonotic potential. Since the 1980’s, several canine caliciviruses (CaCV) isolates have be...

    Authors: Leonard N. Binn, Erica A. Norby, Ruth H. Marchwicki, Richard G. Jarman, Paul B. Keiser and Jun Hang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:39

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  4. Content type: Research

    Bats are natural reservoirs for several highly pathogenic and novel viruses including coronaviruses (CoVs) (mainly Alphacoronavirus and Betacoronavirus). Lyle’s flying fox (Pteropus lylei)‘s roosts and foraging s...

    Authors: Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, Prateep Duengkae, Aingorn Chaiyes, Thongchai Kaewpom, Apaporn Rodpan, Sangchai Yingsakmongkon, Sininat Petcharat, Patcharakiti Phengsakul, Pattarapol Maneeorn and Thiravat Hemachudha

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:38

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  5. Content type: Research

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive women have a high prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV), and are infected with a broader range of HPV types than HIV-negative women. We aimed to determine the pre...

    Authors: Monique Figueiredo Teixeira, Meritxell Sabidó, André Luiz Leturiondo, Cynthia de Oliveira Ferreira, Kátia Luz Torres and Adele Schwartz Benzaken

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:36

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  6. Content type: Research

    Rhabdoviridae is one of the most ecologically diverse families of RNA viruses which can infect a wide range of vertebrates and invertebrates. Bats, among mammals, are pointed to harbor a significantly higher p...

    Authors: Davide Lelli, Alice Prosperi, Ana Moreno, Chiara Chiapponi, Anna Maria Gibellini, Paola De Benedictis, Stefania Leopardi, Enrica Sozzi and Antonio Lavazza

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:37

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  7. Content type: Review

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a worldwide public health burden and it is estimated that 185 million people are or have previously been infected worldwide. There is no effective vaccine for prevention of...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Gomes Jardim, Jacqueline Farinha Shimizu, Paula Rahal and Mark Harris

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:34

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  8. Content type: Research

    In spite of the purification of the laying hens and broilers of avian leukosis virus (ALV) has made remarkable achievements, the infection of ALV was still serious in Chinese indigenous chickens.

    Authors: Fanfeng Meng, Qiuchen Li, Yawen Zhang, Zhihui Zhang, Sibao Tian, Zhizhong Cui, Shuang Chang and Peng Zhao

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:33

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  9. Content type: Research

    Genotype 3 hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is generally associated with mild disease. However, recently eight genotype 3 HEV isolates were identified from patients with severe hepatitis. Importantly, three m...

    Authors: Dianjun Cao, Yan-Yan Ni and Xiang-Jin Meng

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:32

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  10. Content type: Methodology

    Dengue, caused by one of the four serologically distinct dengue viruses (DENV-1 to − 4), is a mosquito-borne disease of serious global health significance. Reliable and cost-effective diagnostic tests, along w...

    Authors: Tesfaye Gelanew and Elizabeth Hunsperger

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:30

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    John Cunningham virus (JCV) is a human neurotropic polyomavirus whose replication in the Central Nervous System (SNC) induces the fatal demyelinating disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). ...

    Authors: C. Prezioso, D. Scribano, D. M. Rodio, C. Ambrosi, M. Trancassini, A. T. Palamara and V. Pietropaolo

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:29

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  12. Content type: Research

    Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is a lethal infectious disease in suckling piglets with symptoms including watery diarrhea caused by PED virus (PEDV). Since the late 1990’s, live vaccines based on genogroup 1 ...

    Authors: Tetsuo Sato, Kazuki Oroku, Yoshiyuki Ohshima, Yoshiaki Furuya and Chihiro Sasakawa

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:28

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  13. Content type: Research

    Goose parvovirus (GPV) causes acute enteritis, hepatitis, myocarditis and high morbidity and mortality in geese and ducks. GPV H strain was isolated from a Heilongjiang goose farm where the geese were showing ...

    Authors: Yinjie Niu, Lili Zhao, Baihan Liu, Jingli Liu, Fan Yang, Haichang Yin, Hong Huo and Hongyan Chen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:27

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  14. Content type: Research

    Simeprevir is approved with pegylated interferon and ribavirin (PR) for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype (GT) 1 and GT4 infection in the USA and the European Union.

    Authors: Fabien Zoulim, Christophe Moreno, Samuel S. Lee, Peter Buggisch, Andrzej Horban, Eric Lawitz, Chris Corbett, Oliver Lenz, Bart Fevery, Thierry Verbinnen, Umesh Shukla and Wolfgang Jessner

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:26

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  15. Content type: Research

    The occurrence of the novel porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) was reported from the Americas, Asia and Europe. Although this virus was detected in association with various clinical syndromes in pigs, its role a...

    Authors: Robert Fux, Christina Söckler, Ellen Kathrin Link, Christine Renken, Roman Krejci, Gerd Sutter, Mathias Ritzmann and Matthias Eddicks

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:25

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  16. Content type: Short Report

    The Tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) was first reported in the 1980s, having its occurrence limited to Brazil and Argentina. Due to an apparent mild severity in the past, molecular studies concerning TCSV we...

    Authors: Reina Teresa Martínez, Mariana Martins Severo de Almeida, Rosalba Rodriguez, Athos Silva de Oliveira, Fernando Lucas Melo and Renato Oliveira Resende

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:24

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Zika virus is an emerging arbovirus of the family Flaviviridae and genus Flavivirus that until 2007 was restricted to a few cases of mild illness in Africa and Asia.

    Authors: Ligia Fernandes Abdalla, João Hugo Abdalla Santos, Renata Teodora Jales Barreto, Erick Martins e Souza, Fabrício Fonseca D’Assunção, Márcio Aurélio Borges, Valdinete Alves Nascimento, George Allan Villarouco da Silva, Victor Costa de Souza, Rajendranath Ramasawmy, Ana Carolina Campi-Azevedo, Jordana Graziela Coelho-dos-Reis, Lis Ribeiro do Vale Antonelli, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho and Felipe Gomes Naveca

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:23

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  18. Content type: Research

    Since the discovery of giant viruses infecting amoebae in 2003, many dogmas of virology have been revised and the search for these viruses has been intensified. Over the last few years, several new groups of t...

    Authors: Ana Cláudia dos S. P. Andrade, Thalita S. Arantes, Rodrigo A. L. Rodrigues, Talita B. Machado, Fábio P. Dornas, Melissa F. Landell, Cinthia Furst, Luiz G. A. Borges, Lara A. L. Dutra, Gabriel Almeida, Giliane de S. Trindade, Ivan Bergier, Walter Abrahão, Iara A. Borges, Juliana R. Cortines, Danilo B. de Oliveira…

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:22

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  19. Content type: Research

    Previous published studies have reported conflicting results of association between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and preeclampsia. There was no published data on HBV and preeclampsia in Africa including S...

    Authors: Mohamed A. Ahmed, Manal E. Sharif, Duria A. Rayis, Abubakr M. Nasr and Ishag Adam

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:20

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  20. Content type: Research

    The specific and dynamic interaction between the hemagglutinin (H) and fusion (F) proteins of morbilliviruses is a prerequisite for the conformational rearrangements and membrane fusion during infection proces...

    Authors: Xuelian Meng, Ruixue Deng, Xueliang Zhu and Zhidong Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:21

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  21. Content type: Research

    Rodent borne viruses of the Orthohantavirus genus cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome among people in Eurasia, and hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome in the Americas. At present, there are no specific tr...

    Authors: Julia Wigren Byström, Jonas Näslund, Fredrik Trulsson, Magnus Evander, Olivia Wesula Lwande, Clas Ahlm and Göran Bucht

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:18

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  22. Content type: Research

    The treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in HCV/human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infected patients remains complex. This present meta-analysis evaluated the efficacy and safety of Sofosbuvir (SOF) for tre...

    Authors: Guotao Li, Ke Zang, Guoqiang Zhang, Danyan Zhu and Xiaozhao Deng

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:19

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  23. Content type: Research

    Porcine cytomegalovirus (PCMV) is an immunosuppressive virus that mainly inhibits T-lymphocyte and macrophage immune functions; it has significantly damaged the farming industry. Although recent studies have s...

    Authors: Xiao Liu, Haoche Wei, Shan Liao, Jianheng Ye, Ling Zhu and Zhiwen Xu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:16

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  24. Content type: Research

    Tomato zonate spot virus (TZSV), a new species of genus Tospovirus, caused significant losses in yield and problems in quality of many important vegetables and ornamentals in Southwest China and posed a serious t...

    Authors: Yanbing Niu, Defu Wang, Liyan Cui, Baoxia Wang, Xiaojing Pang and Peixia Yu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:15

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  25. Content type: Research

    Plant viruses in agricultural crops are of great concern worldwide, and over 75% of them are transmitted from infected to healthy plants by insect vectors. Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) is a begomovirus, ...

    Authors: Liang Geng, Li-Xin Qian, Ruo-Xuan Shao, Yin-Quan Liu, Shu-Sheng Liu and Xiao-Wei Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:14

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  26. Content type: Research

    The highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of the H5 subtype, such as the H5N1 viral strains or the novel H5N8 and H5N2 reassortants, are of both veterinary and public health concern worldwide. To combat th...

    Authors: Violetta Sączyńska, Anna Bierczyńska-Krzysik, Violetta Cecuda-Adamczewska, Piotr Baran, Anna Porębska, Katarzyna Florys, Marcin Zieliński and Grażyna Płucienniczak

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:13

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  27. Content type: Research

    Duck enteritis virus (DEV) belongs to the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, and information on the DEV UL41 gene is limited.

    Authors: Tianqiong He, Mingshu Wang, Xuelian Cao, Anchun Cheng, Ying Wu, Qiao Yang, Mafeng Liu, Dekang Zhu, Renyong Jia, Shun Chen, Kunfeng Sun, Xinxin Zhao and Xiaoyue Chen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:12

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  28. Content type: Research

    Free-range cattle are common in the Northeast China area, which have close contact with farmers and may carry virus threatening to cattle and farmers.

    Authors: Hao Wang, Shouxin Li, Asif Mahmood, Shixing Yang, Xiaochun Wang, Quan Shen, Tongling Shan, Xutao Deng, Jingjiao Li, Xiuguo Hua, Li Cui, Eric Delwart and Wen Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:11

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  29. Content type: Research

    Newcastle disease viruses (NDV) are highly contagious and cause disease in both wild birds and poultry. A pigeon-adapted variant of genotype VI NDV, often termed pigeon paramyxovirus 1, is commonly isolated fr...

    Authors: Ying He, Tonya L. Taylor, Kiril M. Dimitrov, Salman L. Butt, James B. Stanton, Iryna V. Goraichuk, Heather Fenton, Rebecca Poulson, Jian Zhang, Corrie C. Brown, Hon S. Ip, Marcos Isidoro-Ayza and Claudio L. Afonso

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:9

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  30. Content type: Correction

    After Publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that an author’s name has been spelt incorrectly. The correct spelling should be “Massimo Ciccozzi”, but it was previously included as...

    Authors: Ana Moreno, Davide Lelli, Luca De Sabato, Guendalina Zaccaria, Arianna Boni, Enrica Sozzi, Alice Prosperi, Antonio Lavazza, Eleonora Cella, Maria Rita Castrucci, Massimo Ciccozzi and Gabriele Vaccari

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:10

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    The original article was published in Virology Journal 2017 14:239

  31. Content type: Research

    Virulent Newcastle disease virus (NDV, avian Avulavirus-1, APMV-1) induces a highly contagious and lethal systemic disease in gallinaceous poultry. APMV-1 antibody detection is used for surveillance and to con...

    Authors: Na Zhao, Christian Grund, Martin Beer and Timm C. Harder

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:8

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  32. Content type: Methodology

    Swine influenza is a respiratory infection of pigs that may have a significant economic impact in affected herds and pose a threat to the human population since swine influenza A viruses (swIAVs) are zoonotic ...

    Authors: Emilie Bonin, Stéphane Quéguiner, Cédric Woudstra, Stéphane Gorin, Nicolas Barbier, Timm C. Harder, Patrick Fach, Séverine Hervé and Gaëlle Simon

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:7

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  33. Content type: Research

    Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV) of the genus Sobemovirus is the most important viral pathogen of rice causing more damage to rice crop in Sub Saharan Africa. The aim of this study was to conduct pathogenic charac...

    Authors: Regis Dimitri Sokpe Longue, Valentin Stanislas Edgar Traore, Innocent Zinga, Maxwell Darko Asante, Zakaria Bouda, James Bouma Neya, Nicolas Barro and Oumar Traore

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:6

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  34. Content type: Research

    Recreational water contaminated with fecal pollution poses a great public health concern, as fecal waste may cause serious waterborne illnesses. Current recreational water standards using fecal indicator bacte...

    Authors: Hui Zhu, Fang Yuan, Zhaokang Yuan, Rong Liu, Fei Xie, Ling Huang, Xiaojun Liu, Xiaoqing Jiang, Jian Wang, Qunying Xu, Zhiqiang Shen, Donghan Liu, Ronghao Zhang and Yuanan Lu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:3

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  35. Content type: Research

    Influenza is a severe contagious disease especially in children, elderly and immunocompromised patients. Beside vaccination, the discovery of new anti-viral agents represents an important strategy to encounter...

    Authors: Raihan Shah Mahmud, Ahmed Mostafa, Christin Müller, Pumaree Kanrai, Vera Ulyanova, Yulia Sokurenko, Julia Dzieciolowski, Irina Kuznetsova, Olga Ilinskaya and Stephan Pleschka

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:5

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  36. Content type: Review

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) has been epidemic more than 30 years in America and 20 years in China. It is still one of the most important causative agents to the worldwide swine ...

    Authors: Zhenhua Guo, Xin-xin Chen, Rui Li, Songlin Qiao and Gaiping Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:2

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  37. Content type: Research

    Human enterovirus 71 (EV71) was previously known to enter cells through clathrin or caveolar mediated endocytic pathways. However, we observed chlorpromazine (CPZ) or dynasore (DNS), which inhibit clathrin and...

    Authors: Meichun Yuan, Jingjing Yan, Jingna Xun, Chong Chen, Yuling Zhang, Min Wang, Wenqi Chu, Zhigang Song, Yunwen Hu, Shuye Zhang and Xiaoyan Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:1

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  38. Content type: Research

    Enterovirus (EV) infection has been a serious health issue in Asia-Pacific region. It has been indicated that the occurrence of fatal hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases following EV71 infection is mainly...

    Authors: Yuefei Jin, Chao Zhang, Rongguang Zhang, Jingchao Ren, Shuaiyin Chen, Meili Sui, Guangyuan Zhou, Dejian Dang, Jiehui Zhu, Huifen Feng, Yuanlin Xi, Haiyan Yang and Guangcai Duan

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:243

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  39. Content type: Research

    Numerous toxicological studies have focused on injury caused by exposure to single types of nanoparticles, but few have investigated how such exposures impact a host’s immune response to pathogen challenge. Fe...

    Authors: Hao Chen, Xiao Zheng, Justine Nicholas, Sara T. Humes, Julia C. Loeb, Sarah E. Robinson, Joseph H. Bisesi Jr, Dipesh Das, Navid B. Saleh, William L. Castleman, John A. Lednicky and Tara Sabo-Attwood

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:242

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  40. Content type: Research

    Cervical cancer is the fourth most common malignancy in women worldwide. However, screening with human papillomavirus (HPV) molecular tests holds promise for reducing cervical cancer incidence and mortality in...

    Authors: Pamela Moussavou-Boundzanga, Ismaël Hervé Koumakpayi, Ingrid Labouba, Eric M. Leroy, Ernest Belembaogo and Nicolas Berthet

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:241

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  41. Content type: Research

    An association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) is supported by numerous epidemiologic studies. We hypothesized that HCV could infect human pancreatic islet cells in vitro.

    Authors: Jason T. Blackard, Ling Kong, Angela Lombardi, Dirk Homann, Sara Salehi Hammerstad and Yaron Tomer

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:237

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  42. Content type: Research

    Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare immunological disorder caused by unbridled activation of T cells and macrophages, culminating in a life-threatening cytokine storm. A genetic and acquired sub...

    Authors: Ellen Brisse, Maya Imbrechts, Tania Mitera, Jessica Vandenhaute, Carine H. Wouters, Robert Snoeck, Graciela Andrei and Patrick Matthys

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:240

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  43. Content type: Research

    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which belongs to beta group of coronavirus, can infect multiple host species and causes severe diseases in humans. Multiple surveillance and phylogeneti...

    Authors: Ana Moreno, Davide Lelli, Luca de Sabato, Guendalina Zaccaria, Arianna Boni, Enrica Sozzi, Alice Prosperi, Antonio Lavazza, Eleonora Cella, Maria Rita Castrucci, Massimo Ciccozzi and Gabriele Vaccari

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:239

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Virology Journal 2018 15:10

  44. Content type: Research

    It has been widely accepted that hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) plays an important role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study aimed to explore the function of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the e...

    Authors: Yinji Jin, Di Wu, Weiwei Yang, Mingjiao Weng, Yafei Li, Xuefei Wang, Xiao Zhang, Xiaoming Jin and Tianzhen Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:238

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  45. Content type: Research

    Direct acting antivirals (DAAs) provide efficient hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy and clearance for a majority of patients, but are not available or effective for all patients. They risk developing HCV-induced...

    Authors: Sara M. Ø. Solbak, Eldar Abdurakhmanov, Anni Vedeler and U. Helena Danielson

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:236

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  46. Content type: Research

    Recently, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class-II gene polymorphisms have been reported to be related to Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and chronicity. The objective of this study was to explore the relationshi...

    Authors: Peng Huang, Haozhi Fan, Ting Tian, Peiwen Liao, Jun Li, Rongbin Yu, Xueshan Xia, Yue Feng, Jie Wang, Yuan Liu, Yun Zhang and Ming Yue

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:235

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