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Trends Microbiol. 1997 Aug;5(8):313-8.

Endogenous retroviruses and the evolution of resistance to retroviral infection.

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Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, UK. sbest@well.ox.ac.uk

Abstract

The current AIDS epidemic has rekindled interest in the evolution of retroviruses and the development of resistance to infection. Retroviruses and their vertebrate hosts have coexisted for millions of years, during which time a variety of host defence mechanisms has evolved. One repeated strategy is to use endogenous retroviruses to combat infection by their exogenous relatives.

PMID:
9263409
DOI:
10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01086-X
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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