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A transgenic mouse model for studying HBV infection in neonate
© Wang et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2011
- Published: 10 January 2011
- Transgenic Mouse
- Surface Antigen
- Mouse Liver
- Transgenic Mouse Model
- Envelope Protein
The human hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is always a worldwide problem, especially the high risk infection of the neonate by chronically HBV infected mother. McGrane et al.  have demonstrated that the gene which is driven by the promoter of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) is mainly expressed in the mouse liver and immediately appears at parturition. We have constructed a transgenic mouse by using PEPCK promoter to drive the pre-S2 and S domain of HBV envelope protein to imitate HBV transmission from mother to child. We want to see whether hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) can persistently exist or be cleared by immune system from the newborn mice.
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