Encyclopedia of Cancer

2011 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

SVA Repeat

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_5611
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Definition

A hominid-specific composite repetitive DNA element named after its main components, SINE-R (Short Interspersed Nuclear Element derived from the Human endogenous retrovirus K10), VNTR (Variable Number Tandem Repeat), and Alu, elements.

LINE-1 Elements

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