U7 (DF0001081)

This model represents a noncoding RNA gene. Some ncRNA genes have transformed into, or become assimilated into transposons. Others occur in sufficient copy number that ab initio repeat finders may classify them as repetitive elements. This entry is used to correctly identify the gene and its pseudogenes and prevent misannotation.

U7 snRNA (small nuclear RNA) gene / pseudogene


U7 is a unique snRNA; it is involved with processing the 3' end of histone mRNAs in animals in a polyadenylation-independent manner. While there may only be 1 U7 gene, there are >100 pseudogenes in human.


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type ncRNA Gene Article
Class snRNA Article
Superfamily U7 Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 63 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 60.4. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 42 115 8 23
Homo sapiens 193 264 171 229
Danio rerio 3 3 0 0

External Database Links

  • Repbase : U7 [Requires Repbase registration]