Identification, characterization, and comparative genomic distribution of the HERV-K (HML-2) group of human endogenous retroviruses.

Subramanian, Ravi P.

Wildschutte, Julia H.

Russo, Crystal.

Coffin, John M.

2011

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  • Background: Integration of retroviral DNA into a germ cell may lead to a provirus that is transmitted vertically to that host's offspring as an endogenous retrovirus (ERV). In humans, ERVs (HERVs) comprise about 8% of the genome, the vast majority of which are truncated and/or highly mutated and no longer encode functional genes. The most... read more
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  • Subramanian, Ravi, Julia H. Wildschutte, Crystal Russo, and John M. Coffin. "Identification, characterization, and comparative genomic distribution of the HERV-K (HML-2) group of human endogenous retroviruses." Retrovirology 8, no. 3 (12, 2011): 1-22.
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