Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, December 26th, 2002
F. Schiavetti and colleagues, University Catholique Louvain, said, "The gene shows homologies with members of the HERV-K family of human endogenous retroviruses, and it was provisionally named HERV-K-MEL. It contains many mutations that disrupt the open reading frames coding for all of the viral proteins."
"The HERV-K-MEL gene is not expressed in normal tissues with the exception of testis and some skin samples. It is...
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