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Hepatitis B virus mutations associated with in situ expression of hepatitis B core antigen, viral load and prognosis in chronic hepatitis B patients.
Pathol Res Pract. 2008; 204(10):731-42.PR

Abstract

In this retrospective study, we investigated the prevalence and significance of mutations in part of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) x gene, and tried to clarify their relationship with clinicopathological or histopathological characteristics and prognosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). A total of 83 consecutive CHB patients (1986-1994) were chosen for the present study. Sequence analysis was performed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the direct sequencing method. The histological activity index was described using Scheuer scores. Two-step immunohistochemical staining showed the expression of viral antigens in situ. Tissue HBV DNA levels were determined by fluorescence quantitative real-time PCR. For the prognostic study, all the patients were followed up using clinical and laboratory data. Mutation at nt1726-1730 correlated significantly with decreased expression of HBcAg in situ (P = 0.006) and with lower HBV DNA levels in the liver (P = 0.004). In particular, the CTGAC mutation showed the strongest decrease of the viral load (P = 0.007). By contrast, nt1762/1764 mutation correlated with increased HBcAg (P = 0.005) and higher HBV DNA levels (P = 0.006). The mutants with the wild-type of nt1726-1730 or nt1762/1764 mutation were more prevalent in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients than in CHB patients. Although the mutations did not correlate with cirrhosis, the frequency of nt1762/1764 mutation in patients with hepatocarcinogenesis was significantly higher than in those without hepatocarcinogenesis (P = 0.011). Mutations at nt1726-1730 and nt1762/1764 are associated with in situ expression of HBcAg and viral load. Higher HBV DNA levels in the liver may be associated with hepatocarcinogenesis. Mutation at nt1762/1764 remarkably increases the risk of hepatocarcinogenesis.

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Department of Pathology, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, 138 Yixueyuan Road, Shanghai 200032, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18597951

Citation

Zhu, Rong, et al. "Hepatitis B Virus Mutations Associated With in Situ Expression of Hepatitis B Core Antigen, Viral Load and Prognosis in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients." Pathology, Research and Practice, vol. 204, no. 10, 2008, pp. 731-42.
Zhu R, Zhang HP, Yu H, et al. Hepatitis B virus mutations associated with in situ expression of hepatitis B core antigen, viral load and prognosis in chronic hepatitis B patients. Pathol Res Pract. 2008;204(10):731-42.
Zhu, R., Zhang, H. P., Yu, H., Li, H., Ling, Y. Q., Hu, X. Q., & Zhu, H. G. (2008). Hepatitis B virus mutations associated with in situ expression of hepatitis B core antigen, viral load and prognosis in chronic hepatitis B patients. Pathology, Research and Practice, 204(10), 731-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prp.2008.05.001
Zhu R, et al. Hepatitis B Virus Mutations Associated With in Situ Expression of Hepatitis B Core Antigen, Viral Load and Prognosis in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients. Pathol Res Pract. 2008;204(10):731-42. PubMed PMID: 18597951.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hepatitis B virus mutations associated with in situ expression of hepatitis B core antigen, viral load and prognosis in chronic hepatitis B patients. AU - Zhu,Rong, AU - Zhang,Hui-Ping, AU - Yu,Hui, AU - Li,Hua, AU - Ling,Yu-Qin, AU - Hu,Xi-Qi, AU - Zhu,Hong-Guang, Y1 - 2008/07/01/ PY - 2008/03/11/received PY - 2008/05/06/revised PY - 2008/05/08/accepted PY - 2008/7/4/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/7/4/entrez SP - 731 EP - 42 JF - Pathology, research and practice JO - Pathol. Res. Pract. VL - 204 IS - 10 N2 - In this retrospective study, we investigated the prevalence and significance of mutations in part of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) x gene, and tried to clarify their relationship with clinicopathological or histopathological characteristics and prognosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). A total of 83 consecutive CHB patients (1986-1994) were chosen for the present study. Sequence analysis was performed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the direct sequencing method. The histological activity index was described using Scheuer scores. Two-step immunohistochemical staining showed the expression of viral antigens in situ. Tissue HBV DNA levels were determined by fluorescence quantitative real-time PCR. For the prognostic study, all the patients were followed up using clinical and laboratory data. Mutation at nt1726-1730 correlated significantly with decreased expression of HBcAg in situ (P = 0.006) and with lower HBV DNA levels in the liver (P = 0.004). In particular, the CTGAC mutation showed the strongest decrease of the viral load (P = 0.007). By contrast, nt1762/1764 mutation correlated with increased HBcAg (P = 0.005) and higher HBV DNA levels (P = 0.006). The mutants with the wild-type of nt1726-1730 or nt1762/1764 mutation were more prevalent in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients than in CHB patients. Although the mutations did not correlate with cirrhosis, the frequency of nt1762/1764 mutation in patients with hepatocarcinogenesis was significantly higher than in those without hepatocarcinogenesis (P = 0.011). Mutations at nt1726-1730 and nt1762/1764 are associated with in situ expression of HBcAg and viral load. Higher HBV DNA levels in the liver may be associated with hepatocarcinogenesis. Mutation at nt1762/1764 remarkably increases the risk of hepatocarcinogenesis. SN - 0344-0338 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18597951/Hepatitis_B_virus_mutations_associated_with_in_situ_expression_of_hepatitis_B_core_antigen_viral_load_and_prognosis_in_chronic_hepatitis_B_patients_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0344-0338(08)00120-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -