Characterization of a hepatitis B and hepatitis delta virus receptor binding site

@article{Engelke2006CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a hepatitis B and hepatitis delta virus receptor binding site},
  author={M Engelke and Kerry Mills and Stefan Seitz and Petra Simon and Philippe Gripon and Martina Schnölzer and Stephan Urban},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={43}
}
Insights into the early infection events of the human hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis delta virus (HDV) have been limited because of the lack of a cell culture system supporting the full replication cycle for these important pathogens. The human hepatoma cell line HepaRG allows the experimental induction of a differentiated state, thereby gaining susceptibility toward HBV and HDV infection. We recently identified HBV envelope protein–derived lipopeptides comprising amino acids 2 though 48 of… 
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