Posttranscriptional control of HBV gene expression.

  title={Posttranscriptional control of HBV gene expression.},
  author={Gunhild Sommer and Tilman Heise},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
Acute and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the cause of about 1 million deaths each year worldwide. Although a vaccine for HBV is available, new HBV infections are appearing at alarming rates and maternal-fetal transmission is a major cause of viral spread. Thus, new and effective antiviral strategies are necessary for the 300 million chronically HBV-infected individuals to reduce their morbidity and mortality. Precise processing of viral RNAs is essential for the hepatitis viral… CONTINUE READING


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