Chromosomal distribution and coding capacity of the human endogenous retrovirus HERV-W family.

@article{Voisset2000ChromosomalDA,
  title={Chromosomal distribution and coding capacity of the human endogenous retrovirus HERV-W family.},
  author={C{\'e}cile Voisset and Olivier Bouton and Frederic Bedin and Laurent Duret and Bernard Mandrand and Francois Mallet and Glaucia Paranhos-Baccal{\`a}},
  journal={AIDS research and human retroviruses},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={
          731-40
        }
}
Some genomic elements of the multicopy HERV-W endogenous retroviral family have been previously identified in databases. One of them, located on chromosome 7, contains a single complete open reading frame (ORF) putatively encoding an envelope protein. We have experimentally investigated the genomic complexity and coding capacity of the HERV-W family. The human haploid genome contains at least 70, 100, and 30 HERV-W-related gag, pro, and env regions, respectively, widely and heterogeneously… 

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