Talk:Hepatitis B virus

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positive case of hbv in immunised individual[edit]

positive case of hbv in immunised individual. need to knw abt any immunisation after the occurence of the infection. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:29, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

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Bad/Wrong Picture[edit]

The 'simplified' picture in the morphology section is pretty bad and should probably be changed or removed, as it might confuse people seeking to visualize the HBV particle. In the picture, HBcAg or 'Core' antigen is labeled as a series of red circles surrounding a blue icosahedron containing DNA. In actuality, the HBcAg protein actually is what the icosahedral capsid is built from. The picture kind of implies that the icosahedral capsid is constructed of some un-named molecules, then surrounded by a sphere of HBcAg proteins; which is not correct. (talk) 06:42, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

There's another issue with the picture, I believe. The full DNA strand should be the negative-sense (-) one, as is shown in the genome picture of the article, and not the positive-sense (+) one. The negative-sense one is the one with the DNApol at one ending, as well. (Pepemonbu (talk) 19:53, 2 May 2011 (UTC))
I agree. I have removed the diagram. It seems to have been altered since I drew the original cartoon. I will try to replace it with a more accurate version. Graham Colm (talk) 21:31, 2 May 2011 (UTC)