Basic Study
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2016.
World J Virol. Nov 12, 2016; 5(4): 161-169
Published online Nov 12, 2016. doi: 10.5501/wjv.v5.i4.161
Figure 3
Figure 3 Diagram showing the genetic variability and the part of the predicted mfe structure, corresponding to the genetic region encoding the major hydrophilic loop of subgenotype A2. A: Consensus nucleotide sequence (corresponding to positions 341 to 660 of the HBV genome) and predicted amino acid sequence (corresponding to residues 63 to 168 of the HBsAg). Subgenotype A2 specific nucleotides (505T, 514A, 616G and 619C) and two co-evolving nucleotides (358C and 587A) are indicated by arrowheads; B: Detailed base pairing pattern of the mfe pgRNA structure, specific for subgenotype A2. Aforementioned variable sites are encircled by pink circles and indicated by arrows and numbers correspond to their nucleotide position in the HBV genome. Part of the mfe structure is amplified in the inset for better visualization of the base pairing. HBV: Hepatitis B virus; HBsAg: Hepatitis B surface antigen.