Hiwi downregulation, mediated by shRNA, reduces the proliferation and migration of human hepatocellular carcinoma cells.

The Piwi subfamily is one of two Argonaute family proteins, which are characterized by the presence of Piwi and Piwi‑Argonaute‑Zwille domains, and are well known for their role in RNA silencing. Hiwi, a human member of the Piwi subfamily, is restricted to the germ line, where it binds Piwi‑interacting RNAs and functions in stem cell self‑renewal and… CONTINUE READING