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repeat

 [rĕ-pēt´]
something done or occurring more than once, particularly over and over.
long terminal r's identical nucleotide sequences occurring at each end of a proviral genome or a transposon and believed to be essential for integration of the molecule into host DNA.
tandem repeat appearance of two or more identicle segments close to each other within a strand of DNA.

tandem repeat

appearance of two or more identical segments close to each other within a strand of DNA.

tandem repeat

A short segment of DNA that includes duplicated genetic material.
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Mutated gene-specific phenotypes of dinucleotide repeat instability in human colorectal carcinoma cell lines deficient in DNA mismatch repair.
Other mouse cell line tests available use either dinucleotide repeat STR loci that are difficult to interpret, or large SNP arrays that are expensive and time consuming to perform.
Recent studies have reported a possible correlation between EGFR mRNA level and the length of CA dinucleotide repeat or the length of a polyA tract in the 5' and 3' untranslated regions (UTRs) of the gene, respectively.
1989, "A hypervariable microsatellite revealed by in vitro amplification of a dinucleotide repeat within the cardiac muscle actin gene," Am.
Caprine microsatellite dinucleotide repeat polymorphisms at the SRCRSP-6, SRCRSP-7, SRCRSP-8, SRCRSP-9, SRCTRSP-10 loci.
Variations in the length of the alpha-synuclein gene promoter's dinucleotide repeat sequence have been linked to Parkinson's disease in a study analyzing DNA samples from more than 5,300 subjects around the world.
17] and separated with streptavidin beads resulting in a 50-95% enrichment for dinucleotide repeat microsatellites.
Polymerase chain reaction was carried out as previously described (5) using published sequences of 3 different mononucleotide (BAT-25, BAT-26, BAT-40) and 4 dinucleotide repeat loci (D2S123, D3S1266, D5S346, D17S250) on chromosomes 4q12, 2p21-22, 1p13.
1); 16PTEL05 contains 2 short tandem repeats (STR): an (AATA)n tetranucleotide repeat and a (CA)n dinucleotide repeat, and 16PTEL06 consists of only (CA)n dinucleotide repeats.
Carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy families, using dinucleotide repeat polymorphisms.
Evaluation of mixed chimerism by in vitro amplification of dinucleotide repeat sequences using the polymerase chain reaction.
Primers for dinucleotide repeat markers (MapPairs) were purchased from Research Genetics.