hepatitis B virus?

Jose Gonzales josegonz at imnr.com
Tue Nov 12 16:38:17 EST 1996

hbkg at hitel.kol.co.kr () wrote:

>Curious to know whether or not HBV replicates from RNA via DNA to RNA?
>Does it go through DNA forms like HIV virus?
>Thank you in advance!

Hepatitis B viral genome exists in the viral particle as a partially
double stranded DNA. During its life cycle, the genome goes through an
intermediate stage in which it exists within an infected cell as
full-length RNA from which DNA is reverse transcribed in order to
ultimately generate the partially double-stranded DNA genome to be
packaged by the cell.

Jose E. N. Gonzales

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