Molecular cloning and sequencing of a human hepatitis delta (δ) virus RNA

@article{Makino1987MolecularCA,
  title={Molecular cloning and sequencing of a human hepatitis delta ($\delta$) virus RNA},
  author={Shinji Makino and Ming-Fu Chang and C K Shieh and Toshio Kamahora and David M. Vannier and Sugantha Govindarajan and Michael M C Lai},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1987},
  volume={329},
  pages={343-346}
}
Human hepatitis delta (δ) virus (HDV) is a form of defective virus, which infects humans only in the presence of a co-infecting hepatitis B virus (HBV), HDV superinfection in a chronic HBV carrier often results in severe chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis, whereas acute HDV and HBV co-infection is frequently associated with fulminant hepatitis1–3. HDV consists of a 36-nm particle; which contains an envelope with HBV surface antigen, and a nucleocapsid containing the hepatitis δ-antigen (HDAg) and… 
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