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Long Interspersed Nucleotide Elements MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Long Interspersed Nucleotide Elements
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.570.080.708.330.800.400
G05.360.080.708.330.800.400
G05.360.340.024.425.800.400
Unique ID
D020084
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020084
Scope Note
Highly repeated sequences, 6K-8K base pairs in length, which contain RNA polymerase II promoters. They also have an open reading frame that is related to the reverse transcriptase of retroviruses but they do not contain LTRs (long terminal repeats). Copies of the LINE 1 (L1) family form about 15% of the human genome. The jockey elements of Drosophila are LINEs.
Entry Term(s)
Jockey Elements
L1 Elements
LINE Repeat Sequences
LINE-1 Elements
Long Interspersed DNA Sequence Elements
Previous Indexing
Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid (1981-1998)
Public MeSH Note
99
History Note
99
Date Established
1999/01/01
Date of Entry
1998/06/10
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Long Interspersed Nucleotide Elements Preferred
LINE-1 Elements Narrower
Jockey Elements Narrower
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