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Gene Family: 45S pre-ribosomal RNAs (RNA45S)

Also known as : "RNAs, 45S pre-ribosomal", "45S rDNA repeats"

45S pre-ribosomal RNAs: The sequences coding for ribosomal RNAs are present as rDNA repeating units, designated RNR1 through RNR5, in the p12 region of chromosomes 13, 14, 15, 21 and 22. A 45S rRNA which serves as the precursor for the 18S, 5.8S and 28S rRNA, is transcribed from each rDNA unit by RNA polymerase I. The number of rDNA repeating units varies between individuals and from chromosome to chromosome, although usually 30 to 40 repeats are found on each chromosome. [Note that the clusters are extremely difficult to sequence and are therefore not represented on the reference genome assembly. Each gene symbol below is representative of one 45S pre-ribosomal RNA repeat unit per repeat cluster] [Source: RefSeq]

Family contains the following subsets

Genes contained within the family: 5

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
RNA45S1 RNA, 45S pre-ribosomal 1 13p12 not on reference assembly
RNA45S2 RNA, 45S pre-ribosomal 2 14p12 not on reference assembly
RNA45S3 RNA, 45S pre-ribosomal 3 15p12 not on reference assembly
RNA45S4 RNA, 45S pre-ribosomal 4 21p12 not on reference assembly
RNA45S5 RNA, 45S pre-ribosomal 5 22p12 not on reference assembly

Genes contained within subsets