MSTA (DF0001041)

MSTA Long Terminal Repeat for ERVL-MaLR retrotransposon


MSTA has 5 bp TSDs. This represents an intermediate subfamily between THE1C and MSTB. Note that a full-length ERV-MaLR (Mammalian apparent LTR retrotransposon) element is derived from an ERV (Endogenous Retrovirus), but only contains the Gag gene (that is, no Pol or Env).


  1. Identification of a new, abundant superfamily of mammalian LTR-transposons.
    Smit AF;
    Nucleic Acids Res 1993;21:1863-1872 Pubmed

  2. Human P1-450 gene sequence and correlation of mRNA with genetic differences in benzo[a]pyrene metabolism.
    Jaiswal AK, Gonzalez FJ, Nebert DW;
    Nucleic Acids Res 1985;13:4503-4520 Pubmed

  3. The genomic organisation and nucleotide sequence of the HLA-SB(DP) alpha gene.
    Lawrance SK, Das HK, Pan J, Weissman SM;
    Nucleic Acids Res 1985;13:7515-7528 Pubmed

  4. A family of short, interspersed repeats is associated with tandemly repetitive DNA in the human genome.
    Mermer B, Colb M, Krontiris TG;
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1987;84:3320-3324 Pubmed

  5. Medium reiteration frequency repetitive sequences in the human genome.
    Kaplan DJ, Jurka J, Solus JF, Duncan CH;
    Nucleic Acids Res 1991;19:4731-4738 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class LTR Article
Superfamily ERVL-MaLR Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 428 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 357.3. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 13679 145150 13303 102269

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MSTA [Requires Repbase registration]