Co-option of endogenous viral sequences for host cell function.


Eukaryotic genomes are littered with sequences of diverse viral origins, termed endogenous viral elements (EVEs). Here we used examples primarily drawn from mammalian endogenous retroviruses to document how the influx of EVEs has provided a source of prefabricated coding and regulatory sequences that were formerly utilized for viral infection and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.coviro.2017.07.021