Complexed PIWIL2:2'-O-methyl-piRNA cleaves transposon RNA

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R-HSA-5601910
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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As inferred from homologs in mouse, PIWIL2 (HILI in human, homolog of MILI in mouse) bound to a piRNA cleaves target RNAs complementary to the piRNA. The cleaved RNA can either be transferred to another PIWIL2 as part of the "ping pong cycle" that generates secondary piRNAs or the cleaved RNA can be transferred to PIWIL4, which then transits to the nucleus to transcriptionally silence loci complementary to the piRNA.

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endoribonuclease activity of 6xMeR-PIWIL2:2'-O-methyl-piRNA:TDRD1:TDRD12:DDX4:ASZ:MOV10L1 [cytosol]
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