The influence of Transposed Elements (TEs) on the biogenesis of microRNAs
microTranspoGene is a publicly available database of human, mouse, zebrafish and nematode microRNAs which are derived from Transposable elements (TEs) either transcriptionally or structurally.
Some human microRNAs are transcribed by RNA polymerase III through its promoter located in Alu retrotransposon and the polIII terminator also located in Alu.
Other pre-microRNAs' hairpin structures are derived from the insertions of one or more TEs.
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