Alexander Pairan

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The hepatitis B virus (HBV) core protein (CP) forms the shell of an icosahedral nucleocapsid. In a former work, we identified 11 amino acid residues of CP exposed on the capsid surface by an alanine mutation scan as being important for capsid envelopment. We now introduced several other amino acids at six of these positions and found that almost all 27(More)
The cytosolic matrix domain (MD) located between amino acids (aa) 103 and 124 of the large hepatitis B virus envelope protein L is essential for virion formation. We reduced the distance between MD and the transmembrane domain (TD; aa 254 to 272) by deletions starting at aa 132. Six mutants with deletions of up to aa 234 were wild type, and four mutants(More)
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