Identification and Characterization of Gorilla Specific HERV-K (HML-2) Endogenous Retroviruses

Holloway, Joseph.


  • HERV-K (HML-2) is the most recently active endogenous retrovirus group in humans, and the only group with human specific proviruses. Some of these proviruses are insertionally polymorphic and contain intact open reading frames, providing evidence of recent activity. HML-2 proviruses are also found throughout the Catarrhine primates. Although these proviruses seem to be functionally extinct in ... read more
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