HERVL (DF0000198)

Internal region of ERVL endogenous retrovirus, HERVL subfamily


The associated long terminal repeat is MLT2 and its variants. HERVL has a potential leucine tRNA primer-binding site [1]. The deduced protein sequence and phylogenetic analysis from [1] indicates that the HERVL pol gene is related to those in foamy retroviruses.


  1. Isolation of novel human endogenous retrovirus-like elements with foamy virus-related pol sequence.
    Cordonnier A, Casella JF, Heidmann T;
    J Virol 1995;69:5890-5897 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class LTR Article
Superfamily ERVL Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 5654 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 1907.5. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 1885 21644 1709 17217

External Database Links

  • Repbase : HERVL [Requires Repbase registration]