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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Submicroscopic Cytology and Pathology|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1994|
Field of Science*
- 3.1 Basic medicine
- 3.2 Clinical medicine
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