Expression analyses of human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs): tissue-specific and developmental stage-dependent expression of HERVs.

@article{Okahara2004ExpressionAO,
  title={Expression analyses of human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs): tissue-specific and developmental stage-dependent expression of HERVs.},
  author={Goichi Okahara and S. Matsubara and T. Oda and J. Sugimoto and Y. Jinno and F. Kanaya},
  journal={Genomics},
  year={2004},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={
          982-90
        }
}
The evolutional and biological roles of human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are less recognized compared to those of L1. In the present study, we focused on the transcriptional activity of HERVs in normal human tissues and found five HERV loci that are actively expressed in normal tissues. All but one showed tissue specificity of expression: one was expressed in stomach and small intestine and three were in placenta. We subsequently examined by TaqMan-based RT-PCR assays the temporal… Expand
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