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The human Piwi protein Hiwi2 associates with tRNA-derived piRNAs in somatic cells

Keam, Simon P; Young, Paul E; McCorkindale, Alexandra L; Dang, Thurston H Y; Clancy, Jennifer; Humphreys, David T; Preiss, Thomas; Hutvagner, Gyorgy; Martin, David I K; Cropley, Jennifer E; Suter, Catherine M


The Piwi-piRNA pathway is active in animal germ cells where its functions are required for germ cell maintenance and gamete differentiation. Piwi proteins and piRNAs have been detected outside germline tissue in multiple phyla, but activity of the pathway in mammalian somatic cells has been little explored. In particular, Piwi expression has been observed in cancer cells, but nothing is known about the piRNA partners or the function of the system in these cells. We have surveyed the expression...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Nucleic Acids Research
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gku620
Access Rights: Open Access


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