• genes
  • Almost three-quarters of genes have Alu sequences in their flanking regions [ 2 ], placing these repeats in stretches of sequence potentially relevant to gene regulation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In mammals most transcripts subjected to site-selective A-to-I editing within a coding sequence have been found in genes involved in neurotransmission. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Adjacent inverted Alu repeats can pair and form long stable stem-loop structures, which are favorable editing substrates, and are also potentially highly abundant in humans (there are 228,607 inverted Alu pairs within 1 kb in genes from the NCBI Reference Sequence (RefSeq) database). (biomedcentral.com)