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  1. Miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) are short, nonautonomous DNA elements flanked by subterminal or terminal inverted repeats (TIRs) with no coding capacity. MITEs were originally recognize...

    Authors: Maríndia Deprá, Adriana Ludwig, Vera LS Valente and Elgion LS Loreto
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2012 3:13
  2. Long-terminal repeat (LTR) retrotransposons have complex modes of mobility involving reverse transcription of their RNA genomes in cytoplasmic virus-like particles (VLPs) and integration of the cDNA copies int...

    Authors: Jenni K Risler, Alison E Kenny, Ryan J Palumbo, Eric R Gamache and M Joan Curcio
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2012 3:12
  3. The vast majority of the 1.1 million Alu elements are retrotranspositionally inactive, where only a few loci referred to as ‘source elements’ can generate new Alu insertions. The first step in identifying the ...

    Authors: Andrew J Oler, Stephen Traina-Dorge, Rebecca S Derbes, Donatella Canella, Brad R Cairns and Astrid M Roy-Engel
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2012 3:11
  4. Functional regulatory sequences are present in many transposable element (TE) copies, resulting in TEs being frequently exapted by host genes. Today, many examples of TEs impacting host gene expression can be ...

    Authors: Rita Rebollo, Sharareh Farivar and Dixie L Mager
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2012 3:9
  5. Sequence analysis of the orangutan genome revealed that recent proliferative activity of Alu elements has been uncharacteristically quiescent in the Pongo (orangutan) lineage, compared with all previously studied...

    Authors: Jerilyn A Walker, Miriam K Konkel, Brygg Ullmer, Christopher P Monceaux, Oliver A Ryder, Robert Hubley, Arian FA Smit and Mark A Batzer
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2012 3:8
  6. The H-NS protein is a global regulator of gene expression in bacteria and can also bind transposition complexes (transpososomes). In Tn5 transposition H-NS promotes transpososome assembly in vitro and disruption ...

    Authors: Crystal R Whitfield, Brian H Shilton and David B Haniford
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2012 3:7
  7. Tyrosine-based site-specific recombinases (TBSSRs) are DNA breaking-rejoining enzymes. In bacterial genomes, they play a major role in the comings and goings of mobile genetic elements (MGEs), such as temperat...

    Authors: Rob Van Houdt, Raphael Leplae, Gipsi Lima-Mendez, Max Mergeay and Ariane Toussaint
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2012 3:6
  8. Transposons, segments of DNA that can mobilize to other locations in a genome, are often used for insertion mutagenesis or to generate priming sites for sequencing of large DNA molecules. For both of these use...

    Authors: Brian Green, Christiane Bouchier, Cécile Fairhead, Nancy L Craig and Brendan P Cormack
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2012 3:3
  9. Transposable elements (TEs) are major contributors to genome evolution. One factor that influences their evolutionary dynamics is whether their host reproduces through selfing or through outcrossing. According...

    Authors: Nicole de la Chaux, Takashi Tsuchimatsu, Kentaro K Shimizu and Andreas Wagner
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2012 3:2
  10. Transposition in IS3, IS30, IS21 and IS256 insertion sequence (IS) families utilizes an unconventional two-step pathway. A figure-of-eight intermediate in Step I, from asymmetric single-strand cleavage and joinin...

    Authors: Leslie A Lewis, Mekbib Astatke, Peter T Umekubo, Shaheen Alvi, Robert Saby, Jehan Afrose, Pedro H Oliveira, Gabriel A Monteiro and Duarte MF Prazeres
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2012 3:1
  11. The Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon system has been used for germline transgenesis of the diploid frog, Xenopus tropicalis. Injecting one-cell embryos with plasmid DNA harboring an SB transposon substrate togethe...

    Authors: Donald A Yergeau, Clair M Kelley, Emin Kuliyev, Haiqing Zhu, Michelle R Johnson Hamlet, Amy K Sater, Dan E Wells and Paul E Mead
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2011 2:15
  12. The two-step transposition pathway of insertion sequences of the IS3 family, and several other families, involves first the formation of a branched figure-of-eight (F-8) structure by an asymmetric single strand c...

    Authors: Leslie A Lewis, Mekbib Astatke, Peter T Umekubo, Shaheen Alvi, Robert Saby and Jehan Afrose
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2011 2:14
  13. The human genome contains approximately one million Alu elements which comprise more than 10% of human DNA by mass. Alu elements possess direction, and are distributed almost equally in positive and negative stra...

    Authors: George W Cook, Miriam K Konkel, James D Major III, Jerilyn A Walker, Kyudong Han and Mark A Batzer
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2011 2:10
  14. Integrons are found in hundreds of environmental bacterial species, but are mainly known as the agents responsible for the capture and spread of antibiotic-resistance determinants between Gram-negative pathoge...

    Authors: Guillaume Cambray, Neus Sanchez-Alberola, Susana Campoy, Émilie Guerin, Sandra Da Re, Bruno González-Zorn, Marie-Cécile Ploy, Jordi Barbé, Didier Mazel and Ivan Erill
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2011 2:6
  15. The transposon-based gene delivery technique is emerging as a method of choice for gene therapy. The Sleeping Beauty (SB) system has become one of the most favored methods, because of its efficiency and its rando...

    Authors: Orsolya Kolacsek, Virág Krízsik, Anita Schamberger, Zsuzsa Erdei, Ágota Apáti, György Várady, Lajos Mátés, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Zoltán Ivics, Balázs Sarkadi and Tamás I Orbán
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2011 2:5

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Mobile DNA 2013 4:11

  16. The centromeric and pericentromeric regions of plant chromosomes are colonized by Ty3/gypsy retrotransposons, which, on the basis of their reverse transcriptase sequences, form the chromovirus CRM clade. Despi...

    Authors: Pavel Neumann, Alice Navrátilová, Andrea Koblížková, Eduard Kejnovský, Eva Hřibová, Roman Hobza, Alex Widmer, Jaroslav Doležel and Jiří Macas
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2011 2:4
  17. Long interspersed elements, type 1(LINE-1, L1) are the most abundant and only active autonomous retrotransposons in the human genome. Native L1 elements are inefficiently expressed because of a transcription e...

    Authors: Wenfeng An, Lixin Dai, Anna Maria Niewiadomska, Alper Yetil, Kathryn A O'Donnell, Jeffrey S Han and Jef D Boeke
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2011 2:2
  18. Completed genome projects have revealed an astonishing diversity of transposable genetic elements, implying the existence of novel element families yet to be discovered from diverse life forms. Concurrently, s...

    Authors: Maria I Pajunen, Tiina S Rasila, Lotta J Happonen, Arja Lamberg, Saija Haapa-Paananen, Saija Kiljunen and Harri Savilahti
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2010 1:24
  19. Cells adapt to various chronic toxic exposures in a multitude of ways to minimize further damage and maximize their growth potential. Expression of L1 elements in the human genome can be greatly deleterious to...

    Authors: Nicholas A Wallace, Victoria P Belancio, Zach Faber and Prescott Deininger
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2010 1:22
  20. An international conference on mobile DNA was held 24-28 April 2010 in Montreal, Canada. Sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, the conference's goal was to bring together researchers from around ...

    Authors: George Chaconas, Nancy Craig, M Joan Curcio, Prescott Deininger, Cedric Feschotte, Henry Levin, Phoebe A Rice and Daniel F Voytas
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2010 1:20
  21. Retrotransposons are abundant components of plant genomes, and although some plant retrotransposons have been used as insertional mutagens, these mobile genetic elements have not been widely exploited for plan...

    Authors: Yi Hou, Jyothi Rajagopal, Phillip A Irwin and Daniel F Voytas
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2010 1:19
  22. Tight regulation of transposition activity is essential to limit damage transposons may cause by generating potentially lethal DNA rearrangements. Assembly of a bona fide protein-DNA complex, the transpososome...

    Authors: Philippe Rousseau, Catherine Tardin, Nathalie Tolou, Laurence Salomé and Mick Chandler
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2010 1:16
  23. The yeast retrotransposon Ty3 forms stable virus-like particles. Gag3, the major structural protein, is composed of capsid, spacer and nucleocapsid domains. The capsid domain of Gag3 was previously modeled as ...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Liza SZ Larsen, Becky Irwin, Virginia Bilanchone and Suzanne Sandmeyer
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2010 1:14
  24. The ends of chromosomes, termed telomeres consist of repetitive DNA. The telomeric sequences shorten with cell division and, when telomeres are critically abbreviated, cells stop proliferating. However, in can...

    Authors: Kazutoshi Yoshitake, Hideyuki Aoyagi and Haruhiko Fujiwara
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2010 1:13
  25. Rotifers of the class Bdelloidea are microscopic freshwater invertebrates best known for: their capacity for anhydrobiosis; the lack of males and meiosis; and for the ability to capture genes from other non-me...

    Authors: Eugene A Gladyshev and Irina R Arkhipova
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2010 1:12
  26. L1s are one of the most successful autonomous mobile elements in primate genomes. These elements comprise as much as 17% of primate genomes with the majority of insertions occurring via target primed reverse t...

    Authors: Thomas J Meyer, Deepa Srikanta, Erin M Conlin and Mark A Batzer
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2010 1:7
  27. PIF/Harbinger is the most recently discovered DNA transposon superfamily and is now known to populate genomes from fungi to plants to animals. Mobilization of superfamily members requires two separate element-enc...

    Authors: C Nathan Hancock, Feng Zhang and Susan R Wessler
    Citation: Mobile DNA 2010 1:5

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