Aliases for HENMT1 Gene
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Previous Symbols for HENMT1 Gene
GeneCards Summary for HENMT1 Gene
HENMT1 (HEN1 Methyltransferase Homolog 1 (Arabidopsis)) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA binding and RNA methyltransferase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HENMT1 Gene
Methyltransferase that adds a 2-O-methyl group at the 3-end of piRNAs, a class of 24 to 30 nucleotide RNAs that are generated by a Dicer-independent mechanism and are primarily derived from transposons and other repeated sequence elements. This probably protects the 3-end of piRNAs from uridylation activity and subsequent degradation. Stabilization of piRNAs is essential for gametogenesis (By similarity).