HE1_DR1 (DF0003164)

SINE retroelement from zebrafish


Similar to Mustelus manazo (shark) SINE elements: HE1_SINE and HE1_MM [2]. HE1 SINEs are similar to MER6 DNA transposons from the human genome, from which the name Mermaid stems.[1]


  1. Mermaid: a family of short interspersed repetitive elements widespread in vertebrates.
    Shimoda N, Chevrette M, Ekker M, Kikuchi Y, Hotta Y, Okamoto H.
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1996;220:226-32. Pubmed

  2. Retropositional parasitism of SINEs on LINEs: identification of SINEs and LINEs in elasmobranchs.
    Ogiwara I, Miya M, Ohshima K, Okada N;
    Mol Biol Evol 1999;16:1238-1250. Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class SINE
Superfamily tRNA-V

Hit Statistics

The model is 402 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 223.9. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Danio rerio 8845 221379 7996 209379

External Database Links

  • Repbase : HE1_DR1 [Requires Repbase registration]