Category Archives: human betaretrovirus

Researchers solve 40-year-old mystery of betaretrovirus infection in humans.


Researchers at the University of Alberta and Beijing Genomics Institute have found that human betaretrovirus (HBRV) infection is commonly observed in the cells of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), a liver disease categorized as autoimmune in nature. The finding provides a level of proof that the virus infects humans and also demonstrates a connection between the virus and liver disease.

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