AluSz (DF0000051)

AluSz subfamily


Alu elements derive from a pair of internally-deleted 7SL RNA monomers that are joined by an A-rich linker. This element is described in "Origin and evolution of Alu repetitive elements"; Jurka J.; Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit:The impact of short interspersed elements (SINEs) on the host genome (ed. Richard J. Maraia), R.G. Landes Company, Austin, pp.25-41 (1995)


  1. Reconstruction and analysis of human Alu genes.
    Jurka J, Milosavljevic A;
    J Mol Evol 1991;32:105-121 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class SINE
Superfamily Alu Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 312 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 301.5. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 91368 1263398 91314 1243966

External Database Links

  • Repbase : AluSz [Requires Repbase registration]