Genotypes and phylogenetic characterization of hepatitis B and delta viruses in Egypt.

@article{Saudy2003GenotypesAP,
  title={Genotypes and phylogenetic characterization of hepatitis B and delta viruses in Egypt.},
  author={Niveen Saudy and Fuminaka Sugauchi and Yasuhito Tanaka and Seiji Suzuki and Amina Mostafa Abdel Aal and Mostafa Abo Zaid and Salah Agha and Masashi Mizokami},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={529-36}
}
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis D virus (HDV) sequences among HBV carriers from Egypt have not been evaluated sufficiently. The genotypes of HBV isolated from 105 serum samples from Egyptian carriers were determined. Four complete genomes and 11 entire preS1/S2/S genes were sequenced and evaluated. All serum samples were classified into HBV genotype D using serologic and genetic methods. The length of four complete nucleotide sequences was 3,182 bp. In all 15 samples, the common 33… CONTINUE READING