Divergent anti-HBc reactivities in HB-immune and chronic HBsAg carriers

  • U. B. Hellström
  • S. P. E. Sylvan
Conference paper
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)


We have monitored titers of anti-HBc antibodies in sera from acutely HBV-infected and chronic HBsAg carriers. Our data show that there is a divergence in the specificity of the antibodies in these two populations. We also present preliminary results showing that serum from HB-immune carriers contain antibodies that are multispecific and display autoimmune characteristics, reacting with human serum albumin.


Human Serum Albumin Chronic Carrier Envelope Material Autoimmune Characteristic Chronic HBsAg Carrier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. B. Hellström
    • 1
  • S. P. E. Sylvan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska InstituteThe Elias Bengtsson Research UnitStockholmSweden

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