Jian-chun Peng

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By bioluminescence imaging and hydrodynamic gene transfer technology, the activities of hepatitis B virus (HBV) promoters and the effects of HBV enhancers on these promoters in mice under true physiological conditions have been assessed. Our studies reveal that either of the two HBV enhancers can stimulate HBV major promoter activity in hepa 1-6 cells (in(More)
Hepatitis B virus(HBV) infection remains a global problem, despite the effectiveness of the Hepatitis B vaccine in preventing infection. The resolution of Hepatitis B virus infection has been believed to be attributable to virus-specific immunity. In vivo direct evaluation of anti-HBV immunity in the liver is currently not possible. We have developed a new(More)
AIM To develop a sensitive assay for screening compounds against hepatitis C virus (HCV). METHODS The proteolytic cleavage of NS3/4A on enhanced yellow fluorescent protein (eYFP)-mitochondrial antiviral signaling protein (MAVS) was examined by reporter enzyme secreted placental alkaline phosphatase (SEAP), which enabled us to perform ongoing monitoring of(More)
BACKGROUND The development of small molecule inhibitors of hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein as antiviral agents has been intensively pursued as a viable strategy to eradicate HCV infection. However, lack of a robust and convenient small animal model has hampered the assessment of in vivo efficacy of any antiviral compound. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL(More)
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