Erwin Graef

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Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major cause of liver disease. Only interferon-alpha and the nucleosidic inhibitors of the viral polymerase, 3TC and adefovir, are approved for therapy. However, these therapies are limited by the side effects of interferon and the substantial resistance of the virus to nucleosidic inhibitors. Potent new(More)
AIMS To improve the limited information on the composition of the faecal Gram-positive coccal flora of healthy dogs by the use of a molecular identification method. METHODS AND RESULTS Faecal swabs were collected for the selective isolation of Gram-positive coccal strains. Colonies with enterococcal- and streptococcal-like morphology were identified by(More)
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