Human endogenous retroviruses : Their possible role in the molecular etiology of the schizophrenia *

@inproceedings{AlelPaz2013HumanER,
  title={Human endogenous retroviruses : Their possible role in the molecular etiology of the schizophrenia *},
  author={Ra{\'u}l Alel{\'u}-Paz and Ignacio Iturrieta-Zuazo},
  year={2013}
}
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) represent footprints of previous retroviral infections. They are integrated within the human germ line and constitute approximately 8% of our genome. They have the potential to harm, given their capacity to alter the cellular metabolism, and could be involved in various pathological processes. This revision intends to highlight the importance of HERVs in health and disease, and the increasing interest of the scientific community in their biology. In this… CONTINUE READING