Aliases for DROSHA Gene
External Ids for DROSHA Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for DROSHA Gene
Members of the ribonuclease III superfamily of double-stranded (ds) RNA-specific endoribonucleases participate in diverse RNA maturation and decay pathways in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells (Fortin et al., 2002 [PubMed 12191433]). The RNase III Drosha is the core nuclease that executes the initiation step of microRNA (miRNA) processing in the nucleus (Lee et al., 2003 [PubMed 14508493]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DROSHA Gene
DROSHA (Drosha, Ribonuclease Type III) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DROSHA include combat disorder and ovarian serous carcinoma. Among its related pathways are Proteoglycans in cancer and Translational Control. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and RNA binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DROSHA Gene
Ribonuclease III double-stranded (ds) RNA-specific endoribonuclease that is involved in the initial step of microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis. Component of the microprocessor complex that is required to process primary miRNA transcripts (pri-miRNAs) to release precursor miRNA (pre-miRNA) in the nucleus. Within the microprocessor complex, DROSHA cleaves the 3 and 5 strands of a stem-loop in pri-miRNAs (processing center 11 bp from the dsRNA-ssRNA junction) to release hairpin-shaped pre-miRNAs that are subsequently cut by the cytoplasmic DICER to generate mature miRNAs. Involved also in pre-rRNA processing. Cleaves double-strand RNA and does not cleave single-strand RNA. Involved in the formation of GW bodies.