Characterization of a novel hepadnavirus in the white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) from the Great Lakes region of the United States.
Phylogenetic and histopathologic analysis of probable new avian hepadnavirus, elegant-crested tinamou hepatitis B virus (ETHBV), Germany.
A diferencia de las familias anteriores, los Hepadnavirus
utilizan una transcriptasa inversa.
La busqueda de VHB o hepadnavirus similares que infecten primates no humanos reviste asi gran importancia para dilucidar esta cuestion.
En un intento por identificar nuevos hepadnavirus infectantes de primates no humanos, nuestro laboratono ha estudiado la presencia de estos virus en el suero de primates no humanos de parques zoologicos venezolanos.
Zavala R, Devesa M, Loureiro CL, Pernalete JM, Henriquez A, Liprandi F, Pujol FH (2006) Seroprevalence of dengue virus, hepadnavirus and rotavirus in non human primates.
The evolutionary origin of hepadnavirus in primates has been dated back several thousand years.
(22) No hepadnavirus elements in primate genomic data have been described to date.
Until now there has been no study into infectious hepadnavirus in non-human primates of the fauna in South America and it is not known whether the existing species in the New World may or may not be carrying the hepatitis B virus that infects humans, or if it is another variant of the Hepadnaviridae family.
This finding raised the possibility that baboons were naturally infected with a hepadnavirus
. The aims of the present study were to determine the prevalence of HBV in wild baboons, molecularly characterize the virus isolated from these baboons, determine whether the virus replicates in the baboon liver, and demonstrate viral transmission to experimentally naive baboons.
The lack of detection of BtHV in bats from the other 5 species may be due to the limited numbers of bats sampled (although no evidence of hepadnavirus
was found in any of the 176 R.
A sensitive method for the identification of uncharacterized viruses related to known virus groups: hepadnavirus