Seawi--a sea urchin piwi/argonaute family member is a component of MT-RNP complexes.

@article{Rodriguez2005SeawiaSU,
  title={Seawi--a sea urchin piwi/argonaute family member is a component of MT-RNP complexes.},
  author={Alexis J. Rodriguez and Susan A Seipel and Danielle R. Hamill and Daniele P. Romancino and Marta Di Carlo and Kathy A. Suprenant and Edward M. Bonder},
  journal={RNA},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={646-56}
}
The piwi/argonaute family of proteins is involved in key developmental processes such as stem cell maintenance and axis specification through molecular mechanisms that may involve RNA silencing. Here we report on the cloning and characterization of the sea urchin piwi/argonaute family member seawi. Seawi is a major component of microtubule-ribonucleoprotein (MT-RNP) complexes isolated from two different species of sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus and Paracentrotus lividus. Seawi co… CONTINUE READING