Journal article

Retroviral envelope gene captures and syncytin exaptation for placentation in marsupials

Guillaume Cornelis, Cecile Vernochet, Quentin Carradec, Sylvie Souquere, Baptiste Mulot, Francois Catzeflis, Maria A Nilsson, Brandon R Menzies, Marilyn B Renfree, Gerard Pierron, Ulrich Zeller, Odile Heidmann, Anne Dupressoir, Thierry Heidmann

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | NATL ACAD SCIENCES | Published : 2015


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank J. Zeller, Humboldt University, for technical assistance; A. Billepp and P. Grimm, Humboldt University, for assistance in care and breeding of M. domestica; A. Janke, LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, for providing some marsupial genomic DNAs; C. Conroy, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, for the gift of several Monodelphis tissues; A. Leskowicz and V. Marquis, UMR5503, for the gift of OK cells; Dr. R. Potier, ZooParc de Beauval, for blood samples; O. Bawa, Institut Gustave Roussy, for contribution to the histological analyses; and C. Lavialle, Institut Gustave Roussy, for discussion and critical reading of the manuscript. This work was supported by the CNRS and by grants from the Ligue Nationale Contre Le Cancer (Equipe Labellisee) (to T.H.) and Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Retro-Placenta) (to T.H.).