Reduced expression of human endogenous retrovirus
(HERV)-W GAG protein in the cingulate gyrus and hippocampus in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression.
Infection of human cells by an endogenous retrovirus
Stimulation of expression of the human endogenous retrovirus
genome by female steroid hormones in human breast cancer cell line T47D.
BLV, bovine leukemia virus; LTR, long terminal repeat (promoter region); gag, group-specific antigen (capsid region); pol, polymerase (reverse transcription); env, envelope; tax, trans-activating region of the X gene; RSV, Rous sarcoma virus; MSV, murine sarcoma virus; MMTV, mouse mammary tumor virus; MPMV, Mason- Pfizer monkey virus; MuLV, murine leukemia virus; FeLV, feline leukemia virus; FLK, fetal lamb kidney; STLV, simian T-cell leukemia virus; HTLV, human T-cell leukemia virus; HPV, human papillomavirus; EBV, Epstein-Barr virus; HERV, human endogenous retrovirus
Absence of replication of porcine endogenous retrovirus
and porcine lymphotropic herpesvirus type 1 with prolonged pig cell microchimerism after pig-to-baboon xenotransplantation.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND -- A newly identified human endogenous retrovirus
that is much more prevalent in Africa than in other parts of the world may place its carriers at risk for certain autoimmune diseases, David Moyes, Ph.
Pig endogenous retrovirus
(PERV) is one of many known and unknown infectious agents that may be transferred via animal-to-human transplants.
In vito studies are needed to determine which porcine cells produce porcine endogenous retrovirus
(PERV) and which human cells are sensitive to PERV.
a BioTransplant Incorporated (Nasdaq:BTRN)/Novartis Pharma AG (NYSE:NYS) joint venture company) announced today that they have identified miniature swine that failed to produce porcine endogenous retrovirus
(PERV) that can infect human cells in laboratory tests.
CpG methylation of the LTRs of human endogenous retrovirus
(HERV-K) (Lavie et al.
Porcine endogenous retrovirus
, or PERV, is perhaps the most worrisome of these viruses.
The most serious concern is that of cross-species retroviral infection--that porcine endogenous retrovirus
(PERV) will possibly combine with human endogenous retrovirus
and result in a new recombinant virus that is capable of causing disease and being transmitted among humans.
I realize that such articles aren't comprehensive reviews of the literature, but I must point out that we have recently published in VIRUS GENES direct experimental evidence that supports the involvement of endogenous retrovirus
in embryo implantation.