MER1A (DF0000734)

hAT-Charlie DNA transposon, MER1A subfamily (non-autonomous)


15 bp TIR; 8 bp TSDs. Both MER1A and B are deletion products of CHARLIE3. Note that MER stands for MEdium Reiteration frequency interspersed repeat. As such, MERs as a group are a grab bag of DNA transposons and retrotransposons.


  1. Structure of simian virus 40 recombinants that contain both host and viral DNA sequences. I. The structure of variant CVPS/1/P2 (EcoRI res).
    Wakamiya T, McCutchan T, Rosenberg M, Singer M;
    J Biol Chem 1979;254:3584-3591 Pubmed

  2. Human plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene. Promoter and structural gene nucleotide sequences.
    Bosma PJ, van den Berg EA, Kooistra T, Siemieniak DR, Slightom JL;
    J Biol Chem 1988;263:9129-9141 Pubmed

  3. Novel families of interspersed repetitive elements from the human genome.
    Jurka J;
    Nucleic Acids Res 1990;18:137-141. Pubmed

  4. Characterization of the primate-specific repetitive DNA element MER1.
    Kawashima I, Mita-Honjo K, Takiguchi Y;
    DNA Seq 1992;2:313-318 Pubmed

  5. Tiggers and DNA transposon fossils in the human genome.
    Smit AF, Riggs AD;
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1996;93:1443-1448 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type DNA Transposon Article
Class Cut and Paste
Superfamily hAT-Charlie

Hit Statistics

The model is 529 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 453.8. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 3047 19303 3014 13884

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER1A [Requires Repbase registration]