Duck Hepatocyte

Why Select Pekin Duck?

Features and DHBV+ Models with Human Significance

• Due to the narrow host range of hepatitis B virus (HBV) that infects humans, the closely related duck HBV (DHBV) provides a useful model in the hepadnavirus life cycle, virus-host interactions, and antiviral strategies.

• Pekin Duck is a primary model for in vitro studies with access to hepatocytes, blood, serum, tissues, and cells.