MER39 (DF0000758)

MER39 Long Terminal Repeat for ERV1 endogenous retrovirus


MER39 has 4 bp TSDs, and is a member of a closely interrelated group of LTRs including MER21, MER34, LTR29, LTR48 and LTR49. Original orientation [1] has been changed. 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. Dense Alu clustering and a potential new member of the NF kappa B family within a 90 kilobase HLA class III segment.
    Iris FJ, Bougueleret L, Prieur S, Caterina D, Primas G, Perrot V, Jurka J, Rodriguez-Tome P, Claverie JM, Dausset J;
    Nat Genet 1993;3:137-145 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class LTR Article
Superfamily ERV1 Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 707 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 408.2. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 1882 12145 1726 8238

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER39 [Requires Repbase registration]