Expression of human endogenous retrovirus K (HERV-K) in human astrocytic tumors

A.F. Kessler, C. Hagemann, M. Wiesner, J. Denner, G.H. Vince & R.I. Ernestus
Objective: Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are suspected to be involved in oncogenesis and tumor progression. HERV-K is strongly expressed in highly progressive tumors as e.g., teratocarcinoma, mamma carcinoma or melanoma. Since human malignant gliomas are known for rapid progression as well, [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]