Three drugs were assayed for their capacity to inhibit hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) production by the PLC/PRF/5 human hepatoma cell line. The effect on cell growth and HBsAg production of Cordycepin, 6-azauridine, and Hygromicin B is reported. Hygromicin B, a translation inhibitor unable to penetrate normal cells, greatly reduced HBsAg production by growing and confluent cells.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Virology|
|Publication status||Published - 1984|
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