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Hepatitis B virus

The type species of the genus ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS which causes human HEPATITIS B and is also apparently a causal agent in human HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA. The Dane particle is an intact hepatitis virion, named after its discoverer. Non-infectious spherical and tubular particles are also seen in the serum.

Year introduced: 1977

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Tree Number(s): B04.280.375.650.425, B04.450.390.650.425

MeSH Unique ID: D006515

Entry Terms:

  • B virus, Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B viruses
  • viruses, Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis Virus, Homologous Serum
  • Dane Particle
  • Particle, Dane

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