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Descriptor English: Hepadnaviridae
Descriptor Spanish: Hepadnaviridae
Descriptor Portuguese: Hepadnaviridae
Descriptor French: Hepadnaviridae
Entry term(s): Hepadnavirus
Hepadnaviruses
Tree number(s): B04.280.375
B04.450.390
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015613
Scope note: A family of hepatotropic DNA viruses which contains double-stranded DNA genomes and causes hepatitis in humans and animals. There are two genera: AVIHEPADNAVIRUS and ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS. Hepadnaviruses include HEPATITIS B VIRUS, duck hepatitis B virus (HEPATITIS B VIRUS, DUCK), heron hepatitis B virus, ground squirrel hepatitis virus, and woodchuck hepatitis B virus (HEPATITIS B VIRUS, WOODCHUCK).
Annotation: a family of hepatitis viruses; from HEPAtotropic DNA viruses; infection = HEPADNAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
Previous Indexing: Hepatitis B Virus (1982-1989)
Public MeSH Note: 90
History Note: 90
DeCS ID: 24708
Unique ID: D015613
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Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/04/07
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Hepadnaviridae - Preferred
Concept UI M0023955
Scope note A family of hepatotropic DNA viruses which contains double-stranded DNA genomes and causes hepatitis in humans and animals. There are two genera: AVIHEPADNAVIRUS and ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS. Hepadnaviruses include HEPATITIS B VIRUS, duck hepatitis B virus (HEPATITIS B VIRUS, DUCK), heron hepatitis B virus, ground squirrel hepatitis virus, and woodchuck hepatitis B virus (HEPATITIS B VIRUS, WOODCHUCK).
Preferred term Hepadnaviridae
Entry term(s) Hepadnavirus
Hepadnaviruses



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