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  Domain Name: PAZ
PAZ domain, named PAZ after the proteins Piwi Argonaut and Zwille. PAZ is found in two families of proteins that are essential components of RNA-mediated gene-silencing pathways, including RNA interference, the piwi and Dicer families. PAZ functions as a nucleic-acid binding domain, with a strong preference for single-stranded nucleic acids (RNA or DNA) or RNA duplexes with single-stranded 3' overhangs. It has been suggested that the PAZ domain provides a unique mode for the recognition of the two 3'-terminal nucleotides in single-stranded nucleic acids and buries the 3' OH group, and that it might recognize characteristic 3' overhangs in siRNAs within RISC (RNA-induced silencing) and other complexes. This parent model also contains structures of an archaeal PAZ domain.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 7
Total Disease Mutations Found: 1
This domain occurred 9 times on human genes (21 proteins).



  PLEUROPULMONARY BLASTOMA


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Please Cite: Peterson, T.A., Adadey, A., Santana-Cruz ,I., Sun, Y., Winder A, Kann, M.G., (2010) DMDM: Domain Mapping of Disease Mutations. Bioinformatics 26 (19), 2458-2459.

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