Alu Elements


Alu Element

Alu Families

Alu Family

Alu Repetitive Sequence

Alu Repetitive Sequences

Alu-Like Repetitive Sequence

Element, Alu

Elements, Alu

Families, Alu

Family, Alu

Repetitive Sequence, Alu

Repetitive Sequences, Alu

Sequence, Alu Repetitive

Sequences, Alu Repetitive

The Alu sequence family (named for the restriction endonuclease cleavage enzyme Alu I) is the most highly repeated interspersed repeat element in humans (over a million copies). It is derived from the 7SL RNA component of the SIGNAL RECOGNITION PARTICLE and contains an RNA polymerase III promoter. Transposition of this element into coding and regulatory regions of genes is responsible for many heritable diseases.