Recombinant Origin of the Retrovirus XMRV: Discovery, Analysis and Distribution of Two Ancestral Viruses.

Cingz, Oya.

Abstract: Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) is a retrovirus, initially reported to be associated with human prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome, although these findings have not been replicated. XMRV bears high sequence identity to a class of mouse retroviruses, called murine leukemia viruses (MLVs). We sought to determine the origin of XMRV and how it may have crossed... read more

Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Department of Genetics.
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