The human genome contains a large number of endogenous retroviral-related sequences. While the function of these sequences is unknown, they may contribute to disease processes through their regions of homology with infectious retroviruses. We have been further characterizing a recently reported HTLV-1 related endogenous retroviral sequence cloned from T lymphocytes isolated from a patient with essential cryoglobulinemia. We here report further detailed transcriptional analysis of the sequence for tissue and cell-cycle specificity and a novel finding of an association between the endogenous retrovirus and a ras-related gene.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases