Moveable Elements in The Human Genome: Status of Research

  • Maxine F. Singer
  • Thomas G. Fanning
  • Debra M. Lelbold
  • Gary D. Swergold
  • Ronald E. Thayer


The first moveable DNA elements to be studied at the molecular level were the transposable elements found in prokaryotes. Although several different types are now known, they all share two properties: first, the DNA within the element encodes a gene or genes that are required for transposition, and, second, specific DNA sequences are repeated in inverted orientation at the two ends of the element and are required for transposition.


Moveable Element ORF2 Protein Factor Viii Gene Transposition Mechanism Short Open Reading Frame 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maxine F. Singer
    • 1
  • Thomas G. Fanning
    • 1
  • Debra M. Lelbold
    • 1
  • Gary D. Swergold
    • 1
  • Ronald E. Thayer
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of BiochemistryNational Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA

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