The persistence in the liver of residual duck hepatitis B virus covalently closed circular DNA is not dependent upon new viral DNA synthesis.

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Residual hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA can be detected following the resolution of acute HBV infection. Our previous work using duck hepatitis B virus (DHBV) infected ducks, indicated that ~80% of residual DHBV DNA in the liver is in the covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) form, suggesting that viral DNA synthesis is suppressed. The current study asked… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2010.07.013

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@article{Reaiche2010ThePI, title={The persistence in the liver of residual duck hepatitis B virus covalently closed circular DNA is not dependent upon new viral DNA synthesis.}, author={Georget Y Reaiche and Marc F Le Mire and William S. Mason and Allison R. Jilbert}, journal={Virology}, year={2010}, volume={406 2}, pages={286-92} }