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Human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) proteins

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).


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Endogenous retrovirus (ERV) genes [8] are elements of ancient exogenous retroviruses that have been retained and selectively preserved in the human germline [2]. Their protein products play roles in normal physiological processes and in disease pathology.


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endogenous retrovirus group W member 1, envelope Show summary »


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Database page citation:

Human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) proteins. Accessed on 04/12/2023. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SP, Kelly E, Mathie A, Peters JA, Veale EL et al. (2021) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY 2021/22: Introduction and Other Protein Targets. Br J Pharmacol. 178 Suppl 1:S1-S26.