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  (Mei Chao)

AppointmentAssociate Professor

LabMolecular Virology Laboratory


University/NationUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA

Tel: (03)2118800 ext 5134


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Lin, FM and M Chao*. 2003. Initiation of RNA Replication of cloned Taiwan-3 isolate of hepatitis delta virus genotype II in cultured cells. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 306:966-972.
Wang, TC and M Chao*. 2003. Molecular cloning and expression of the hepatitis delta virus genotype IIb genome. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 303: 357-363.
Wang, TC and M Chao*. 2005. RNA recombination of hepatitis delta virus in natural mixed genotype infection and transfected cultured cells. Journal of Virology. 79:2221-2229.
Chao, M*. TC Wang and SE Lee. 2006. Detection of hepatitis delta virus recombinants in cultured cells co-transfected with cloned genotypes I and IIb DNA sequences. Journal of Virological Methods. 137:252-258.
Chao, M*. 2007. RNA recombination in hepatitis delta virus: Implications regarding the abilities of mammalian RNA polymerases. Virus Research. 127:208-215.                                                                Wang YC, CR Huang, M Chao and SJ Lo. 2009. The C-terminal sequence of the large hepatitis delta antigen is variable but retains the ability to bind clathrin. Virology Journal. 6:31-41.                             
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