Gene Symbol: Aubergine
Description: aubergine protein
Alias: Piwi, SIWI, siwi1, piwi-like protein Siwi, aubergine protein, Piwi-like protein Siwi
Species: domestic silkworm
Products:     Aubergine

Top Publications

  1. Kawaoka S, Minami K, Katsuma S, Mita K, Shimada T. Developmentally synchronized expression of two Bombyx mori Piwi subfamily genes, SIWI and BmAGO3 in germ-line cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008;367:755-60 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we examined the expression profiles of two Bombyx mori Piwi subfamily genes, silkworm Piwi (SIWI) and BmAGO3, which are possible partners of Bombyx piRNA-like small RNAs we recently identified in B...
  2. Tatsuke T, Zhu L, Li Z, Mitsunobu H, Yoshimura K, Mon H, et al. Roles of Piwi proteins in transcriptional regulation mediated by HP1s in cultured silkworm cells. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e92313 pubmed publisher
    b>Piwi proteins are part of a superfamily of Argonaute proteins, which are one of the core components of the RNA silencing pathway in many eukaryotes...
  3. Wang W, Yoshikawa M, Han B, Izumi N, Tomari Y, Weng Z, et al. The initial uridine of primary piRNAs does not create the tenth adenine that Is the hallmark of secondary piRNAs. Mol Cell. 2014;56:708-16 pubmed publisher
    ..Drosophila piRNAs bound to the PIWI protein Aubergine typically begin with uridine (1U), while piRNAs bound to Argonaute3, which are produced by Ping-Pong ..
  4. Matsumoto N, Nishimasu H, Sakakibara K, Nishida K, Hirano T, Ishitani R, et al. Crystal Structure of Silkworm PIWI-Clade Argonaute Siwi Bound to piRNA. Cell. 2016;167:484-497.e9 pubmed publisher
    b>PIWI-clade Argonaute proteins associate with PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) and silence transposable elements in animal gonads...
  5. Zhou X, Liao Z, Jia Q, Cheng L, Li F. Identification and characterization of Piwi subfamily in insects. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007;362:126-31 pubmed publisher
    ..The expression of siwi1 and siwi2 in Bombyx mori were verified with RT-PCR...
  6. Wang G, Jiang L, Zhu L, Cheng T, Niu W, Yan Y, et al. Characterization of Argonaute family members in the silkworm, Bombyx mori. Insect Sci. 2013;20:78-91 pubmed publisher
    ..on their sequence similarity, BmAgo1 and BmAgo2 belong to the Ago subfamily, while BmAgo3 and BmPiwi are in the Piwi subfamily. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that silkworm Argonaute family members are conserved in insects...