LSAU (DF0000373)

LSAU (Long Sau3a) satellite DNA, associated with beta satellite


LSAU reflects some of the flanking sequence surrounding the segmentally-duplicated DUX (double homeobox) genes. LSAU was orginally considered to be satellite DNA, observed to be associated with beta-satellite DNA. The DUX gene repeat is not always associated with beta-satellite.


  1. The DNA rearrangement associated with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy involves a heterochromatin-associated repetitive element: implications for a role of chromatin structure in the pathogenesis of the disease.
    Winokur ST, Bengtsson U, Feddersen J, Mathews KD, Weiffenbach B, Bailey H, Markovich RP, Murray JC, Wasmuth JJ, Altherr MR;
    Chromosome Res 1994;2:225-234 Pubmed

  2. Molecular organization and chromosomal location of human GC-rich heterochromatic blocks.
    Meneveri R, Agresti A, Marozzi A, Saccone S, Rocchi M, Archidiacono N, Corneo G, Della Valle G, Ginelli E;
    Gene 1993;123:227-234 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Satellite Article
Class Satellite Article
Superfamily Undefined

Hit Statistics

The model is 498 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 286.2. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 140 150 138 148

External Database Links

  • Repbase : LSAU [Requires Repbase registration] Report