Navigation Links
Retrovirus in the human genome is active in pluripotent stem cells
Date:1/23/2013

ciently reprogrammed to pluripotency, had lower levels of the HERV-H RNA, another indication that HERV-H may be an important marker for pluripotency.

Interestingly, the HERV-H genes that were expressed in human pluripotent stem cells are only found in the human and chimpanzee genomes, indicating that HERV-H infected a relatively recent ancestor to humans, said Luban.

"Once upon a time HERV-H was an invader to our genome and perhaps caused diseases like AIDS or cancer," said Luban. "Now it seems that a kind of dtente has been reached. Not only that, but this ancient invader may one day be exploited by clinicians to cure people of a wide range of diseases using stem cell therapies."

Luban and colleagues will next try to determine the specific mechanisms by which HERV-H contributes to pluripotency.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
508-856-2600
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Nearby chimpanzee populations show much greater genetic diversity than distant human populations
2. UC Santa Barbara researchers discover genetic link between visual pathways of hydras and humans
3. Research on flavanols and procyanidins provides new insights into how these phytonutrients may positively impact human health
4. A birds song may teach us about human speech disorders
5. Scientists produce eye structures from human blood-derived stem cells
6. Human noise has ripple effects on plants
7. Did climate change shape human evolution?
8. Harmless human virus may be able to boost the effects of chemotherapy
9. Study resolves debate on human cell shut-down process
10. Fine-scale analysis of the human brain yields insight into its distinctive composition
11. Bartonella infection associated with rheumatoid illnesses in humans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... scientists have discovered that acral melanomas the rare type ... are genetically distinct from other more common types of ... in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research . ... hands, soles of the feet, nail-beds and other hairless parts ... it,s not caused by UV damage from the sun. , ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... plastic bags could one day be made out of ... are now reporting. The novel process they developed and ... its agricultural and plastic waste problems, appear in the ... S. Bayer and colleagues at the Italian Institute of ... In 2012, its production reached 288 million tons worldwide, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 1 (PS1) absorbs light and its energy is ... to biomass. Photovoltaic devices, mostly build from silicon ... electricity. One approach for the development of cheaper ... with the isolated membrane protein complexes of photosynthesis. ... stable PS1 from thermophilic cyanobacteria that live in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scientists learn more about rare skin cancer that killed Bob Marley 2A semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesis 2
... Journal of Experimental Biology are pleased to announce ... is the winner of this year,s JEB Outstanding Paper ... in The Journal of Experimental Biology at ... of an outstanding young scientist to an exceptional research ...
... A new and insidious environmental threat has been ... Queen,s and York universities. Along with scientists ... documented biological damage caused by declining levels of ... the phenomenon "aquatic osteoporosis," Queen,s PhD candidate Adam ...
... Cameroon, and other partners have collaborated to create a ... endangered great ape: the Cross River gorilla. The ... area with Nigeria,s Cross River National Park, safeguarding an ... populationalong with other rare species. Trans-boundary protected areas allow ...
Cached Biology News:French scientist wins the Journal of Experimental Biology Outstanding Paper Prize 2French scientist wins the Journal of Experimental Biology Outstanding Paper Prize 3Queen's University biologists find new environmental threat in North American lakes 2New national park protects world's rarest gorilla 2New national park protects world's rarest gorilla 3
(Date:8/19/2014)... Aug. 19, 2014 Research and Markets  has announced ... Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... Culture Supplies in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Media, ... for the US, Canada , Japan ... , and Latin America . Annual estimates and ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Research and Markets  has announced ... - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) in US$ Thousands. The report ... , Europe , Asia-Pacific ... are provided for the period 2012 through 2020. Market data ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Research and Markets ... "Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories - Global Strategic ... This report analyzes the ... in US$ Thousands by the following Product ... NMR-EPR Spectrometers, Near Infrared (NIR) Spectrometers, IR ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Md. , Aug. 19, 2014   ... biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug ... and diseases, announced today that its novel ... at the 54 th Interscience Conference on ... Washington D.C. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Cell and Tissue Culture Supplies - Strategic Business Report 2014 2Global Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) - Strategic Business Report 2014 2Global Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories - Strategic Business Report 2014 2Synthetic Biologics Announces Late-Breaking Poster Presentation for C. difficile Program at 54th ICAAC 2Synthetic Biologics Announces Late-Breaking Poster Presentation for C. difficile Program at 54th ICAAC 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Late-Breaking Poster Presentation for C. difficile Program at 54th ICAAC 4
... Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 Life Technologies ... announced the Applied Biosystems QuantStudio™ 12K Flex ... that enables cost-effective and efficient interrogation of hundreds of ... run. The growing demand of biomarker screening ...
... The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected a University ... class of NSF Innovation Corps awards. The I-Corps Awards ... and connects scientists to entrepreneurial resources. "The idea ... intellectual property from the lab into the commercial world," ...
... 11, 2011 ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: KOOL ... that process and store adult stem cells, said today ... (AXP) which is used to concentrate stem cells from ... & Drug Administration (SFDA) in China. This represents the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Life Technologies Announces Flagship PCR Instrument that Enables Cost-Effective, High-Throughput Screening Applications 2Life Technologies Announces Flagship PCR Instrument that Enables Cost-Effective, High-Throughput Screening Applications 3Life Technologies Announces Flagship PCR Instrument that Enables Cost-Effective, High-Throughput Screening Applications 4Penn team wins entrepreneurial innovation award 2ThermoGenesis Announces Acceptance of AXP® Submission by Regulatory Body in China 2ThermoGenesis Announces Acceptance of AXP® Submission by Regulatory Body in China 3
4',6-Diamidino-2-phenylindole dihydrochloride...
...
Normal Bovine Serum; U.S. sourced, ideal for those who seek an uncompromising quality. Low Hemoglobin levels; U.S. sourced, ideal for those who seek an uncompromising quality. Low Hemoglobin lev...
12(S)-HETE-d8 is used as an internal standard for the quantification of 12(S)-HETE by stable isotope dilution mass spectrometry....
Biology Products: