Nuclear bodies associated with core particles of hepatitis B virus in a healthy carrier.

N. Makarova, G. Pasquinelli, G. N. Martinelli

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Abstract

An unusual association of nuclear bodies (NB) with core particles of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is described in a healthy carrier who histologically showed ground glass hepatocytes with occasional sanded-nuclei. Ultrastructurally, many hepatocytes had typical features of HBV infection. Unexpectedly, a few cells contained previously undescribed complexes of NB studded with a number of HBV core particles. The ultrastructural characteristics of these complexes and their possible relation to HBV morphogenesis are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-575
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Submicroscopic Cytology and Pathology
Volume26
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1994
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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