7SLRNA (DF0000016)

This model represents a noncoding RNA gene. Some ncRNA genes have transformed into, or become assimilated into transposons. Others occur in sufficient copy number that ab initio repeat finders may classify them as repetitive elements. This entry is used to correctly identify the gene and its pseudogenes and prevent misannotation.

7SL ncRNA gene / pseudogene


RNA component of the Signal Recognition Particle (SRP). 7SL RNA is the source of the Alu family of repeats. Human 7SL gene source: X04249.1:61-359. Note that the PolyA tail is not genomically encoded.


  1. Human genes and pseudogenes for the 7SL RNA component of signal recognition particle.
    Ullu E, Weiner AM;
    EMBO J 1984;3:3303-3310 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type ncRNA Gene Article
Class scRNA
Superfamily 7SLRNA Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 320 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 91. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 438 308243 143 37280
Homo sapiens 62598 3952825 47404 2578574

External Database Links

  • Repbase : 7SL [Requires Repbase registration]