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Table 2 Geometric mean relative expression of HERV-K RNA in ALS cases and controls

From: Quantitative analysis of human endogenous retrovirus-K transcripts in postmortem premotor cortex fails to confirm elevated expression of HERV-K RNA in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  HERV-K gag HERV-K pol HERV-K env HERV-K gag HERV-K pol HERV-K env
Normalisation methoda GAPDH GAPDH GAPDH XPNPEP1 XPNPEP1 XPNPEP1
ALS 1.001 1.025 0.975 0.868 0.888 0.845
Control 1 1 1 1 1 1
p value 0.677 0.671 0.990 0.113 0.095 0.055
Statistical significance NSb NS NS NS NS NS
  1. a Normalisation against either GAPDH or XPNPEP1 reference genes
  2. b NS = the difference was not statistically significant at p < 0.05