Assessing hepatitis B virus resistance in vitro and molecular mechanisms of nucleoside resistance.

The development of viral resistance to drugs can significantly reduce the efficacy of therapy for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, slowing the rate of seroconversion, reversing previous gains in liver function and histology, and allowing disease progression. The efficacy of the nucleoside analogue lamivudine has been compromised by the development… CONTINUE READING