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Repository for all published articles on softwares, databases, and methodologies. Submit your updates and new submissions on not yet covered databases and other tools for analyzing and categorizing transposable elements. 

  1. Transposable elements make up a significant portion of the human genome. Accurately locating these mobile DNAs is vital to understand their role as a source of structural variation and somatic mutation. To thi...

    Authors: Jared P. Steranka, Zuojian Tang, Mark Grivainis, Cheng Ran Lisa Huang, Lindsay M. Payer, Fernanda O. R. Rego, Thiago Luiz Araujo Miller, Pedro A. F. Galante, Sitharam Ramaswami, Adriana Heguy, David Fenyö, Jef D. Boeke and Kathleen H. Burns

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:8

    Content type: Methodology

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  2. Thanks to their ability to move around and replicate within genomes, transposable elements (TEs) are perhaps the most important contributors to genome plasticity and evolution. Their detection and annotation a...

    Authors: Joëlle Amselem, Guillaume Cornut, Nathalie Choisne, Michael Alaux, Françoise Alfama-Depauw, Véronique Jamilloux, Florian Maumus, Thomas Letellier, Isabelle Luyten, Cyril Pommier, Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon and Hadi Quesneville

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:6

    Content type: Software

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  3. Similar to retro−/lenti- virus system, DNA transposons are useful tools for stable expression of exogenous genes in mammalian cells. Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon has adopted for integrating genes into host ...

    Authors: Kaishun Hu, Yu Li, Wenjing Wu, Hengxing Chen, Zhen Chen, Yin Zhang, Yabin Guo and Dong Yin

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2018 9:33

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Mobile DNA 2019 10:2

  4. There is increasing evidence that the transpositional activity of retroelements (REs) is not limited to germ line cells, but often occurs in tumor and normal somatic cells. Somatic transpositions were found in...

    Authors: Alexander Y. Komkov, Anastasia A. Minervina, Gaiaz A. Nugmanov, Mariia V. Saliutina, Konstantin V. Khodosevich, Yuri B. Lebedev and Ilgar Z. Mamedov

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2018 9:31

    Content type: Methodology

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  5. The National Cancer Institute-60 (NCI-60) cell lines are among the most widely used models of human cancer. They provide a platform to integrate DNA sequence information, epigenetic data, RNA and protein expre...

    Authors: John G. Zampella, Nemanja Rodić, Wan Rou Yang, Cheng Ran Lisa Huang, Jane Welch, Veena P. Gnanakkan, Toby C. Cornish, Jef D. Boeke and Kathleen H. Burns

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2016 7:20

    Content type: Research

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  6. A critical topic of insertional mutagenesis experiments performed on model organisms is mapping the hits of artificial transposons (ATs) at nucleotide level accuracy. Mapping errors may occur when sequencing a...

    Authors: Alexandru Al. Ecovoiu, Iulian Constantin Ghionoiu, Andrei Mihai Ciuca and Attila Cristian Ratiu

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2016 7:3

    Content type: Software

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  7. DNA derived from transposable elements (TEs) constitutes large parts of the genomes of complex eukaryotes, with major impacts not only on genomic research but also on how organisms evolve and function. Althoug...

    Authors: Douglas R. Hoen, Glenn Hickey, Guillaume Bourque, Josep Casacuberta, Richard Cordaux, Cédric Feschotte, Anna-Sophie Fiston-Lavier, Aurélie Hua-Van, Robert Hubley, Aurélie Kapusta, Emmanuelle Lerat, Florian Maumus, David D. Pollock, Hadi Quesneville, Arian Smit, Travis J. Wheeler…

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2015 6:13

    Content type: Commentary

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  8. The active human mobile element, long interspersed element 1 (L1) currently populates human genomes in excess of 500,000 copies per haploid genome. Through its mobility via a process called target primed rever...

    Authors: Travis B White, Adam M McCoy, Vincent A Streva, Joshua Fenrich and Prescott L Deininger

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2014 5:30

    Content type: Research

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  9. LINE-1 (L1) retrotransposons are common occupants of mammalian genomes representing about a fifth of the genetic content. Ongoing L1 retrotransposition in the germ line and somatic tissues has contributed to s...

    Authors: Mark Sokolowski, Cecily B DeFreece, Geraldine Servant, Kristine J Kines, Dawn L deHaro and Victoria P Belancio

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2014 5:29

    Content type: Methodology

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  10. Accurate and complete identification of mobile elements is a challenging task in the current era of sequencing, given their large numbers and frequent truncations. Group II intron retroelements, which consist ...

    Authors: Michael Abebe, Manuel A Candales, Adrian Duong, Keyar S Hood, Tony Li, Ryan A E Neufeld, Abat Shakenov, Runda Sun, Li Wu, Ashley M Jarding, Cameron Semper and Steven Zimmerly

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2013 4:28

    Content type: Software

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  11. High-throughput deep-sequencing technology has generated an unprecedented number of expressed sequence reads that offer the opportunity to get insight into biological systems. Several databases report the sequ...

    Authors: Jeremy Dufourt, Pierre Pouchin, Pierre Peyret, Emilie Brasset and Chantal Vaury

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2013 4:1

    Content type: Software

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  12. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  13. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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

  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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