volume 8, issue 11, P2635-2654 2016
DOI: 10.18632/aging.101025
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Wen-Hua Qi, Chao-chao Yan, Wu-Jiao Li, Xue-Mei Jiang, Guang-Zhou Li, Xiu-Yue Zhang, Ting-Zhang Hu, Jing Li, Bi-Song Yue

Abstract: As the first systematic examination of simple sequence repeats (SSRs) and guanine-cytosine (GC) distribution in intragenic and intergenic regions of ten primates, our study showed that SSRs and GC displayed nonrandom distribution for both intragenic and intergenic regions, suggesting that they have potential roles in transcriptional or translational regulation. Our results suggest that the majority of SSRs are distributed in non-coding regions, such as the introns, TEs, and intergenic regions. In these primate…

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