A, CHROMOSOMES, D, ELEMENT, EXPRESSION, GENE, GENES, GENOME, HIGH-RESOLUTION, HIV, HIV VECTORS, huma
Recent studies on HIV integration in the human genome have reported on certain preferences for chromosomes, genes, or repetitive elements. We performed a high-resolution meta-analysis of public available HIV vector insertion sites (n = 46 114) and detected that HIV vectors significantly spared a region of 1 kb upstream and downstream to transcription start sites (TSS). Genes with the TSS being located within this 'insertional gap' had significantly lower expression levels than those with the TSS located outside the gap. Our data show an either unfavored and/or sterically inaccessible region located + or - 1 kb around TSS of transcriptionally active genes.
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