Genetic heterogeneity of hepatitis viruses and its clinical significance.

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The genetic heterogeneity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) (8 genotypes A-H) has been applied for tracing the route of HBV transmission and the geographical migration of HBV carriers but it also appeared to have clinical implications. The secondary structure of e encapsidation signal could explain why the precore mutant virus prevails in Mediterranean countries… (More)

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@article{Alexopoulou2005GeneticHO, title={Genetic heterogeneity of hepatitis viruses and its clinical significance.}, author={A Alexopoulou and Spyridon P. Dourakis}, journal={Current drug targets. Inflammation and allergy}, year={2005}, volume={4 1}, pages={47-55} }