Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a hepadnavirus which has a circular genome composed of partially double-stranded DNA. The HBV surface protein antigens (HBsAg) are comprised of large (LHBs), middle (MHBs) and small (SHBs, also called major) protein. LHBs contains preS1, prS2, and small protein. MHBs does not include preS1 protein and SHBs dose not include preS1 and preS2 proteins. HbsAg and its antibodies have been developed as biomarkers to monitor infection stage. Expression of preS1 and preS2 in tissue or serum are also important to reveal the mechanism of HBV infection.
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Note: Working dilution for specific application should be determined by the investigator to obtain the best conditions.