Influence of a putative intermolecular interaction between core and the pre-S1 domain of the large envelope protein on hepatitis B virus secretion.


Virion release of hepatitis B virus (HBV) from hepatocytes is a tightly regulated event. It is a dogma that only the mature HBV genome is preferentially allowed to export from the intracellular compartment (J. Summers and W. S. Mason, Cell 29:403-415, 1982). Recently, an "immature secretion" phenotype of a highly frequent naturally occurring HBV variant… (More)


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