Published in AIDS Weekly, December 13th, 1999
Duke University, USA, researchers describe the identification of a regulatory protein encoded by a human endogenous retrovirus which has significant implications for the study of the evolution of retroviruses, including HIV-1.
Endogenous retroviruses are encoded within the genomes of all higher eukaryotes and arose from the infection of germ cells by exogenous retroviruses. These infections generally occurred in the distant past and most endogenous retroviruses have suffered...
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