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.

Database information 
Total SINE families:  
CORE & similar domains:  
LINE‑derived domains:  


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.