MSTC (DF0001044)

MSTC Long Terminal Repeat for ERVL-MaLR retrotransposon


MSTC has 5 bp TSDs. It represents an intermediate subfamily between MSTB1 and MSTD. 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


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 208.6. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 5971 186402 4228 123695

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MSTC [Requires Repbase registration]