Distribution and characteristics of hepatitis B virus genotype C subgenotypes in China.

@article{Wang2007DistributionAC,
  title={Distribution and characteristics of hepatitis B virus genotype C subgenotypes in China.},
  author={Ziwei Wang and J Hou and Guo-bing Zeng and Shujuan Wen and Yasuhito Tanaka and Jie Cheng and Fuat Kurbanov and L X Wang and Jinhua Jiang and Nikolai V. Naoumov and Masashi Mizokami and Yue Qi},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={426-34}
}
Genetic diversity within the same hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype indicates the presence of several subgenotypes. We have found that genotype C is the most common in China, and this study aimed to determine the geographical distribution and characteristics of HBV-C subgenotypes in the country. A cohort of 534 patients with chronic HBV genotype C infection, collected across China, was analysed by nucleotide sequencing or polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism. HBV-C1… CONTINUE READING

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