Hepadnavirus infection in captive gibbons

Robert E. Lanford, Deborah Chavez, Rebeca Rico-Hesse, Alan Mootnick

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Abstract

The recent isolation of a nonhuman primate hepadnavirus from woolly monkeys prompted an examination of other primates for potentially new hepadnaviruses. A serological analysis of 30 captive gibbons revealed that 47% were positive for at least one marker of ongoing or previous infection with a hepatitis B virus (HBV). The amino acid sequences of the core and surface genes of human and gibbon virus isolates were very similar. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that the gibbon isolates lie within the human HBV family, indicating that these HBV isolates most likely stem from infection of gibbons from a human source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2955-2959
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Virology
Volume74
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Hepadnaviridae
Hylobates
Hylobatidae
Hepatitis B virus
Infection
infection
Primates
Atelinae
monkeys
Amino Acid Sequence
amino acid sequences
Viruses
viruses
stems
phylogeny
Genes
genes

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Lanford, R. E., Chavez, D., Rico-Hesse, R., & Mootnick, A. (2000). Hepadnavirus infection in captive gibbons. Journal of Virology, 74(6), 2955-2959. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.74.6.2955-2959.2000

Hepadnavirus infection in captive gibbons. / Lanford, Robert E.; Chavez, Deborah; Rico-Hesse, Rebeca; Mootnick, Alan.

In: Journal of Virology, Vol. 74, No. 6, 2000, p. 2955-2959.

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Lanford, RE, Chavez, D, Rico-Hesse, R & Mootnick, A 2000, 'Hepadnavirus infection in captive gibbons', Journal of Virology, vol. 74, no. 6, pp. 2955-2959. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.74.6.2955-2959.2000
Lanford RE, Chavez D, Rico-Hesse R, Mootnick A. Hepadnavirus infection in captive gibbons. Journal of Virology. 2000;74(6):2955-2959. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.74.6.2955-2959.2000
Lanford, Robert E. ; Chavez, Deborah ; Rico-Hesse, Rebeca ; Mootnick, Alan. / Hepadnavirus infection in captive gibbons. In: Journal of Virology. 2000 ; Vol. 74, No. 6. pp. 2955-2959.
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