SINEBase: a database and tools for SINE analysis
Short interspersed elements (SINEs) are repetitive DNA sequences invading the genomes of eukaryotes. They can amount to more than 10% of the genome in some species but are missing from other ones. While these genomic parasites can be deleterious to the cell, the long-term being in the genome has made SINEs a valuable factor of genetic variation providing regulatory elements for gene expression, alternative splice sites, polyadenylation signals, and even functional RNA genes.
SINEBase is a database of SINEs and a toolset for their identification and analysis. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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The Help section will introduce you into the concepts of SINEs and how to use SINEBase.
If this resourse was helpful for your research, please cite Vassetzky 2013.