TAR1 (DF0001137)

TAR1 - Telomere Associated Repeat 1


The central region of TAR1 is comprised of 20 or more tandem repeats of a 30bp satellite. The first ~300bp are homologous to LTR60, which overlaps the TAR1 element in the genome -- a possible oversight during the initial definition of TAR1. The initial presentation of TAR1 was in the opposite orientation.


  1. Structure and polymorphism of human telomere-associated DNA.
    Brown WR, MacKinnon PJ, Villasanté A, Spurr N, Buckle VJ, Dobson MJ;
    Cell 1990;63:119-132 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Satellite Article
Class Satellite Article
Superfamily telomeric

Hit Statistics

The model is 2110 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 472.6. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 209 438 178 360

External Database Links

  • Repbase : TAR1 [Requires Repbase registration]