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Short Interspersed Nucleotide Elements

Highly repeated sequences, 100-300 bases long, which contain RNA polymerase III promoters. The primate Alu (ALU ELEMENTS) and the rodent B1 SINEs are derived from 7SL RNA, the RNA component of the signal recognition particle. Most other SINEs are derived from tRNAs including the MIRs (mammalian-wide interspersed repeats).

Year introduced: 1999

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Tree Number(s): G02.111.570.080.708.330.800.800, G05.360.080.708.330.800.800, G05.360.340.024.425.800.800

MeSH Unique ID: D020086

Entry Terms:

  • SINEs
  • Short Interspersed DNA Sequence Elements

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