AluY (DF0000002)

AluY subfamily


Alu elements derive from a pair of internally-deleted 7SL RNA monomers that are joined by an A-rich linker.


  1. Existence of at least three distinct Alu subfamilies.
    Willard C, Nguyen HT, Schmid CW;
    J Mol Evol 1987;26:180-186 Pubmed

  2. A fundamental division in the Alu family of repeated sequences.
    Jurka J, Smith T;
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1988;85:4775-4778 Pubmed

  3. Structure and variability of recently inserted Alu family members.
    Batzer MA, Kilroy GE, Richard PE, Shaikh TH, Desselle TD, Hoppens CL, Deininger PL;
    Nucleic Acids Res 1990;18:6793-6798 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class SINE
Superfamily Alu Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 311 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 309.8. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 61291 1260265 61286 1237480

External Database Links

  • Repbase : AluY [Requires Repbase registration]