SUMMARY PARAGRAPH for TEL16L-XR
TEL16L-XR, the X element combinatorial repeat region on the left arm of chromosome XVI, spans 252 bp and contains repeats of the D, C and B types.
Formerly known as subtelomeric repeats or STRs, X element combinatorial repeats are generally between 250 and 300 bp long and are located between the X element core sequence and the telomeric end (1). X element combinatorial repeats are usually present as a combination of one or more of several types of smaller elements designated D, C, B, or A, with D types being most proximal to the centromere, followed by C types and so on (2). Most X element combinatorial repeat regions contain Tbf1p binding sites, and possible functions include a role in telomerase-independent telomere maintenance via recombination or as a barrier against transcriptional silencing (2).
Other features of TEL16L, the left telomeric region of chromosome XVI, include an X element core sequence TEL16L-XC, and a long Y' (Y'-S) element TEL16L-YP.
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Further information can be found at the website of Dr. Ed Louis, Institute of Genetics, The University of Nottingham.
Last updated: 2003-11-03