One step closer to an experimental infection system for Hepatitis B Virus? --- the identification of sodium taurocholate cotransporting peptide as a viral receptor
1 Hepatitis Research Center, National Taiwan University and Hospital, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
2 Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Cell & Bioscience 2013, 3:2 doi:10.1186/2045-3701-3-2Published: 11 January 2013
Following the successful cloning of receptor for SARS coronavirus a few years ago, Dr. Wenhui Li and colleagues raised attention again by publishing a possible receptor for hepatitis B virus in eLife. We will briefly review the significance of this finding and the future prospects of hepatitis B research.