HENMT_HUMAN Protein

Name Small RNA 2'-O-methyltransferase
Description 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).
UniProt ID Q5T8I9
Gene HENMT1