Domain

Piwi domain (IPR003165)

Short name: Piwi

Domain relationships

Description

The piwi domain [PMID: 11050429] is a protein domain found in piwi proteins and a large number of related nucleic acid-binding proteins, especially those that bind and cleave RNA. The function of the domain is double stranded-RNA-guided hydrolysis of single stranded-RNA, as has been determined in the argonaute family of related proteins [PMID: 15284453].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0003676 nucleic acid binding

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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