Antibodies to hepatitis B virus x-protein in sera of patients with acute and chronic acitve hepatitis


Sera of patients with acute (AH) and chronic active hepatitis (CAH) were tested for anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) x-protein (HBx) by immunoblotting, using recombinant MS2- and βgal-HBx fusion proteins as substrate. Antibodies against HBx were detected in 5 out of 17 patients with AH at an early stage of infection, and in 13 out of 35 patients with CAH… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00202552


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