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Repository for all published Review articles. Contributions from some of the leading researchers working with mobile DNA.

  1. Content type: Review

    Cancer arises from a series of genetic and epigenetic changes, which result in abnormal expression or mutational activation of oncogenes, as well as suppression/inactivation of tumor suppressor genes. Aberrant...

    Authors: Artem Babaian and Dixie L. Mager

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2016 7:24

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  2. Content type: Review

    Retrotransposons have generated about 40 % of the human genome. This review examines the strategies the cell has evolved to coexist with these genomic “parasites”, focussing on the non-long terminal repeat ret...

    Authors: John L. Goodier

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2016 7:16

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  3. Content type: Review

    Over evolutionary time, the dynamic nature of a genome is driven, in part, by the activity of transposable elements (TE) such as retrotransposons. On a shorter time scale it has been established that new TE in...

    Authors: Dustin C. Hancks and Haig H. Kazazian Jr.

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2016 7:9

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  4. Content type: Review

    Tandem C2H2-type zinc finger proteins (ZFPs) constitute the largest transcription factor family in animals. Tandem-ZFPs bind DNA in a sequence-specific manner through arrays of multiple zinc finger domains tha...

    Authors: Gernot Wolf, David Greenberg and Todd S. Macfarlan

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2015 6:17

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  5. Content type: Review

    Present in the genomes of bacteria and eukaryotic organelles, group II introns are an ancient class of ribozymes and retroelements that are believed to have been the ancestors of nuclear pre-mRNA introns. Desp...

    Authors: Steven Zimmerly and Cameron Semper

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2015 6:7

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  6. Content type: Review

    Transposable elements (TEs) are major components of genomes. Their mobilization may affect genomic expression and be a threat to genetic stability. This is why they have to be tightly regulated by a dedicated ...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Théron, Cynthia Dennis, Emilie Brasset and Chantal Vaury

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2014 5:28

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  7. Content type: Review

    Transposable elements (TEs) are major structural components of eukaryotic genomes; however, mobilization of TEs generally has negative effects on the host genome. To counteract this threat, host cells have evo...

    Authors: Soichiro Yamanaka, Mikiko C Siomi and Haruhiko Siomi

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2014 5:22

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    Processed pseudogenes are copies of messenger RNAs that have been reverse transcribed into DNA and inserted into the genome using the enzymatic activities of active L1 elements. Processed pseudogenes generally...

    Authors: Haig H Kazazian Jr

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2014 5:20

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    LINE-1s (L1s), the only currently active autonomous mobile DNA in humans, occupy at least 17% of human DNA. Throughout evolution, the L1 has also been responsible for genomic insertion of thousands of processe...

    Authors: John L Goodier

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2014 5:11

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  10. Content type: Review

    Group I introns are intervening sequences that have invaded tRNA, rRNA and protein coding genes in bacteria and their phages. The ability of group I introns to self-splice from their host transcripts, by actin...

    Authors: Georg Hausner, Mohamed Hafez and David R Edgell

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2014 5:8

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  11. Content type: Review

    Mobile group II introns are bacterial retrotransposons that combine the activities of an autocatalytic intron RNA (a ribozyme) and an intron-encoded reverse transcriptase to insert site-specifically into DNA. ...

    Authors: Peter J Enyeart, Georg Mohr, Andrew D Ellington and Alan M Lambowitz

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2014 5:2

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  12. Content type: Review

    Group I introns are a distinct class of RNA self-splicing introns with an ancient origin. All known group I introns present in eukaryote nuclei interrupt functional ribosomal RNA genes located in ribosomal DNA...

    Authors: Annica Hedberg and Steinar D Johansen

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2013 4:17

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Review

    Scientific history has had a profound effect on the theories of evolution. At the beginning of the 21st century, molecular cell biology has revealed a dense structure of information-processing networks that us...

    Authors: James A Shapiro

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2010 1:4

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