Demystified. Human endogenous retroviruses.

@article{Nelson2003DemystifiedHE,
  title={Demystified. Human endogenous retroviruses.},
  author={Paul N Nelson and P RASAD C HALASANI Carnegie and Joanne C. Martin and H Davari Ejtehadi and Paul Hooley and Denise Roden and Sarah Rowland-Jones and Peter Warren and Jeremy Astley and Paul Gerard Murray},
  journal={Molecular pathology : MP},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={11-8}
}
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are a family of viruses within our genome with similarities to present day exogenous retroviruses. HERVs have been inherited by successive generations and it is possible that some have conferred biological benefits. However, several HERVs have been implicated in certain cancers and autoimmune diseases. This article demystifies these retroviruses by providing an insight into HERVs, their means of classification, and a synopsis of HERVs implicated in cancer… CONTINUE READING
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