inverted terminal repeats

inverted terminal repeats

[in¦vərd·əd ¦tər·mə·nəl ri′pēts]
(cell and molecular biology)
Related or identical sequences of deoxyribonucleic acid in inverted form occurring at opposite ends of some transposons.
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8 kbp) duplication found in Sudan isolates 1 and 2 is composed of open reading frames of several host immune modulator genes (MPXV_Zaire_1979-005 open reading frames 5-16) and some fragments of the inverted terminal repeats.
The vector comprises a protein shell derived from adeno-associated virus serotype 1 (AAV1), the promoter, a posttranscriptional regulatory element and AAV2 derived inverted terminal repeats.
patent #6,936,466, titled "Transcriptionally Activated AAV Inverted Terminal Repeats (ITRs) for Use with Recombinant AAV Vectors" covers the use of small regulatory control elements in conjunction with sequences within the AAV genome to drive gene expression.