Host-ERV interface

As ERVs colonised their hosts' genomes they were subject to an evolutionary trade-off. The intersection of parasite-host co-evolutionary dynamics and the Red Queen race describe parts of this phenomenon. We are interested into which host factors were subject to this evolutionary "Quid-Pro-Quo" as they are likely to be related with antiviral defence and cancer resistance. Animal genome projects provide an invaluable source of primary data for research.