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Jefferson Scientists Create First Transgenic Mouse Model Of Hepatitis B-Based Liver Disease

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July 29, 1999
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Jefferson Medical College
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Researchers at Jefferson Medical College have developed the first mouse model of chronic liver disease caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV), which promises to accelerate the discovery of drugs against the disease. Such a model may provide a better understanding of how HBV actually causes liver disease.

The work holds promise for understanding the mechanisms of disease and for drug discovery


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