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Genome Biol. 2011 Dec 28;12(12):236. doi: 10.1186/gb-2011-12-12-236.

Alu elements: know the SINEs.

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Tulane Cancer Center, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA. pdeinin@tulane.edu

Abstract

Alu elements are primate-specific repeats and comprise 11% of the human genome. They have wide-ranging influences on gene expression. Their contribution to genome evolution, gene regulation and disease is reviewed.

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22204421
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PMC3334610
DOI:
10.1186/gb-2011-12-12-236
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