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Viruses. 2013 Nov 7;5(11):2690-703. doi: 10.3390/v5112690.

Roles of microRNAs in the hepatitis B virus infection and related diseases.

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Division of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, National Cancer Center Research Institute, 5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan. tochiya@ncc.go.jp.

Abstract

The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a small enveloped DNA virus that belongs to the Hepadnaviridae family. HBV can cause acute and persistent infection which can lead to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a crucial role in the main cellular events. The dysregulation of their expression has been linked to the development of the cancer as well as to viral interference. This chapter will describe the involvement of miRNAs in the case of HBV infection and their implication in the development of the HBV-related diseases.

PMID:
24212236
PMCID:
PMC3856410
DOI:
10.3390/v5112690
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