Dane particle
42nm particle, the complete infective virion of hepatitis B.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Dane particle — dān n a spherical particle found in the serum in hepatitis B that is the virion of the causative double stranded DNA virus Dane David Maurice Surrey (1923 1998) British pathologist. A group of British scientists, led by Dane, discovered the Dane… …   Medical dictionary

  • Dane particle — A 42 nm spherical particle that is one of three that are seen in hepatitis B virus infections. The Dane particle is the complete virion …   Dictionary of microbiology

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  • Dane — D.S., 20th century British virologist. See D. particles, under particle …   Medical dictionary

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  • hepatitis B — Virion (Dane particle), 42nm diameter, with an outer sheath enclosing inner 27nm core particle containing the circular viral DNA. Aggregates of the envelope proteins are found in plasma and are referred to as hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg;… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • hepatitis B — (formerly serum hepatitis; hep ah ti tis) This form of hepatitis is caused by a double stranded DNA virus (HBV) formerly called the Dane particle. The virus is transmitted by body fluids …   Dictionary of microbiology

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