Full genomic analysis of hepatitis delta virus prevalent on Miyako Island, Japan.

@article{Moriyama2005FullGA,
  title={Full genomic analysis of hepatitis delta virus prevalent on Miyako Island, Japan.},
  author={Mitsuhiko Moriyama and Masaaki Taira and H. Matsumura and Hiroshi Aoki and Yasuo Arakawa and Miki Kaneko and Atsuo Shioda and Naohide Tanaka and Yasuyuki Arakawa},
  journal={Intervirology},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={246-54}
}
The aims of this study were to determine the full-length genome sequences of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) in HDV RNA-positive subjects, and to elucidate the molecular specificity of the HDVs that are clustered on a distant island in Japan. This study included 3 subjects with chronic hepatitis who were positive for hepatitis B surface (HBs) antigen and HDV RNA, and who were admitted to the Okinawa Prefectural Miyako Hospital in 1998. The full-length genome sequence of HDV was determined by nested… CONTINUE READING