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By R. Ulrich, G.P. Lomonossoff, D.H. Krüger

Precise subject factor: Intervirology 2002, Vol. forty five, No. 4-6 the improvement of powerful antiviral vaccines calls for an interdisciplinary collaboration among physicians, epidemiologists, researchers in easy virology and immunology, and specialists in vaccine improvement. to fulfill this desire, the 3rd overseas Workshop on ‘Virus-Like debris as Vaccines’ was once held in Berlin in September 2001, from which lots of the displays integrated during this distinctive factor arose. The papers summarize present wisdom concerning the molecular biology, pathogenicity, epidemiology and immunology of hepatitis B virus, human immunodeficiency virus, human papilloma virus and hantavirus infections. A comparative overview of other vaccine ways to strive against those viruses is key. for that reason, numerous suggestions for vaccine improvement in accordance with stay attenuated, recombinant and inactivated viruses, virus-like debris, recombinant proteins, man made peptides and bare DNA are mentioned intimately. furthermore, the exploitation of virus-like debris for the new release of vaccines opposed to different infectious ailments is taken into account. Scientists and scholars within the fields of virology, immunology, vaccinology and AIDS examine in addition to representatives of pharmaceutical businesses will enormously enjoy the up to date findings awarded during this book.

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Tion by wild-type HBc protein. No detectable amounts of the CID proteins were found in infected cells [108]. The interference phenomenon is not connected with the synthesis of deleted core proteins, since it was detected also in long out-of-frame deletions within the gene C [110]. Besides HBc deletions, insertions may also occur; for instance, an HBV variant with a 36-nt insertion in the preC region was described that forms an extended HBc protein with an extra 12 aa at the N-terminus [11]. Whether any pathogenic effects are associated with this variant has not been analyzed.

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2. Identification of mutations in the core gene by PCR-direct sequencing and ASO probe method (in Japanese). Kansenshogaku Zasshi 1996;70:1072–1078. 75 Uchida T, Aye TT, Shikata T, Yano M, Yatsuhashi H, Koga M, Mima S: Evolution of the hepatitis B virus gene during chronic infection in seven patients. J Med Virol 1994;43:148– 154. 76 Bozkaya H, Akarca US, Ayola B, Lok AS: High degree of conservation in the hepatitis B virus core gene during the immune tolerant phase in perinatally acquired chronic hepatitis B virus infection.

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