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1. Type II restriction endonuclease, isolated from Arthrobacter luteus. The recognition sequence is 5' AG/CT 3'.

2. Alu sequences are highly repetitive sequences found in large numbers 100-500,000) in the human genome and that are cleaved more than once within each sequence by the Alu endonuclease. The Alu sequences look like DNA copies of mRNA because they have a 3' poly A tail and flanking repeats.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(22 Feb 2008)

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