Pimet, DmHen1, piRNA methyltransferase
RNA methyltransferase - carries out methylation of small interfering RNAs, the final step in assembly of RISC occurring after the Argonaute-bound siRNA duplex is converted to single-stranded RNA
Low-frequency RNA-Seq exon junction(s) not annotated.
Gene model reviewed during 5.46
Gene model reviewed during 5.55
There is only one protein coding transcript and one polypeptide associated with this gene
Click to get a list of regulatory features (enhancers, TFBS, etc.) and gene disruptions (point mutations, indels, etc.) within or overlapping Dmel\Hen1 using the Feature Mapper tool.
GBrowse - Visual display of RNA-Seq signalsView Dmel\Hen1 in GBrowse 2
Please Note This section lists cDNAs and ESTs that fall within the genomic extent of the gene model, which may include cDNAs and ESTs of genes within introns, or of overlapping genes. Please see GBrowse for alignment of the cDNAs and ESTs to the gene model.
For each fully sequenced cDNA the DGRC maintains various forms of the cDNA (e.g tagged or untagged) in several different host vectors for subsequent cloning and expression in Drosophila and Drosophila cell lines.
FlyBase Curator comment: Renamed from 'Pimet/piRNA methyltransferase' to 'Hen1' because: i) the former is misleading because the gene product methylates both siRNAs and piRNAs in flies (see FBrf0202202); and ii) PubMed searches show that the wider research community clearly favours 'Hen1' over 'Pimet'.
hen1 is required for piRNA-directed silencing of transposable elements in the germline.