Full-length GBV-C/HGV genomes from nine Japanese isolates: characterization by comparative analyses

@article{Katayama1998FulllengthGG,
  title={Full-length GBV-C/HGV genomes from nine Japanese isolates: characterization by comparative analyses},
  author={Kazuhiko Katayama and Takashi Kageyama and Shuetsu Fukushi and Fuminori B. Hoshino and Chie Kurihara and Naomi Ishiyama and Hirofumi Okamura and Akira Oya},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={1998},
  volume={143},
  pages={1063-1075}
}
The genomes of nine GBV-C/HGV isolates from Japanese chronic hepatitis patients were fully sequenced and characterized. They shared 85% nucleotide sequence homology with previously characterized isolates from the US and West Africa. Homology studies and phylogenetic analyses showed that the Japanese isolates formed a third group distinct from the established groups 1 and 2. The genetic distances between the three groups of GBV-C/HGV were very similar to the distances between the two classical… CONTINUE READING