Mutation rate of GB virus C/hepatitis G virus over the entire genome and in subgenomic regions.

@article{Nakao1997MutationRO,
  title={Mutation rate of GB virus C/hepatitis G virus over the entire genome and in subgenomic regions.},
  author={Hayato Nakao and Hiroaki Okamoto and Mitsugu Fukuda and Fumio Tsuda and Takehiro Mitsui and Kazuo Masuko and H. Iizuka and Yuzo Miyakawa and Makoto Mayumi},
  journal={Virology},
  year={1997},
  volume={233 1},
  pages={43-50}
}
A patient on maintenance hemodialysis was infected with a recently discovered putative non-A to -E hepatitis virus designated GB virus C (GBV-C) or hepatitis G virus (HGV) by transfusion. The viral isolate was recovered from the patient soon after she turned positive for GBV-C/HGV RNA in serum (GS185) and 8.4 years thereafter (GS193), and the entire nucleotide sequences were determined. They both had a genomic length of 9391 nucleotides with a defective C gene made of only 42 nucleotides… CONTINUE READING