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Unique identifier OMICS_06251
Name dbRIP
Alternative name Database of Retrotransposon Insertion Polymorphisms
Restrictions to use None
Maintained Yes


  • Primates
    • Homo sapiens

Publication for Database of Retrotransposon Insertion Polymorphisms

dbRIP citations


Discovery of rare, diagnostic AluYb8/9 elements in diverse human populations

PMCID: 5531096
PMID: 28770012
DOI: 10.1186/s13100-017-0093-0

[…] enome [], as in []. The positions were not corrected for possible 5′ truncations. Therefore, we added a 30 bp buffer upstream of the breakpoint was on the correct strand. We also compared the loci to dbRIP and two datasets for PCR validation [, , ]. The exonic regions were annotated as in []. We did not remove previously published ME-Scan-identified loci, as those had not been validated, with the […]


Cardio metabolic parameters are associated with genetic admixture estimates in a pediatric population from Colombia

BMC Genet
PMCID: 4924275
PMID: 27350247
DOI: 10.1186/s12863-016-0402-5

[…] frican parental populations were selected. AIMs were selected using the previously available population data included in the Marshfield Clinic diallelic insertion/deletion polymorphism database [], a database of retrotransposon insertion polymorphisms in humans (dbRIP) [], and from studies that have also characterized markers for Latin American populations [, ]. Detailed information about the 40 A […]


Identification of three new Alu Yb subfamilies by source tracking of recently integrated Alu Yb elements

PMCID: 3831846
PMID: 24216009
DOI: 10.1186/1759-8753-4-25

[…] e three new subfamilies, the start and end position of each insertion was compared with structural variation [] and mobile element insertion [] data from the 1000 Genome Project and with entries from dbRIP []. The phylogenetic tree for all full-length Alu Yb9, Yb8a1, Yb10 and Yb11 insertions along with the putative source Yb8 copies obtained from previously mentioned clusters was constructed using […]


Alu repeats increase local recombination rates

BMC Genomics
PMCID: 2785838
PMID: 19917129
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-10-530
call_split See protocol

[…] egions and evenly-spaced SNPs from the HapMap data. Out of the AluY insertions identified as above, we selected only those that had no other AluY fragments (or known polymorphic Alu insertion loci in dbRIP; []) within 25 kb of them, in order to simplify analysis and eliminate potentially complicating interactions between neighboring AluY elements. We further winnowed this set down to those AluY in […]


Many LINE1 elements contribute to the transcriptome of human somatic cells

Genome Biol
PMCID: 2768975
PMID: 19772661
DOI: 10.1186/gb-2009-10-9-r100

[…] ientations relative to genes), was obtained from the UCSC Genome Browser [,], with all coordinates corresponding to hg18 (March 2006). Previously known polymorphic L1 insertion sites are found in the dbRIP database []. […]


Both selective and neutral processes drive GC content evolution in the human genome

BMC Evol Biol
PMCID: 2292697
PMID: 18371205
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-99

[…] attle SNP dataset both chimpanzee and macaque orthologous loci could be retrieved.Data on polymorphic repeat insertions were obtained through the UCSC genome database (RIPs track) and derive from the dbRIP database []; RIPs which have been associated with a human genetic disease were discarded. Also, polymorphic insertions were not included in the study if less than 10 instances were described for […]


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Department of Cancer Genetics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, NY, USA

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