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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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Targets of relevance to immunopharmacology are highlighted in blue

endogenous retrovirus group W member 1, envelope Show summary »


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Database page citation:

Human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) proteins. Accessed on 14/06/2024. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Kelly E, Mathie AA, Peters JA, Veale EL, Armstrong JF, Buneman OP, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Spedding M, Cidlowski JA, Fabbro D, Davenport AP, Striessnig J, Davies JA et al. (2023) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2023/24: Introduction and Other Protein Targets. Br J Pharmacol. 180 Suppl 2:S1-22.