Members of the ribonuclease III superfamily of double-stranded (ds) RNA-specific endoribonucleases participate in diverse RNA maturation and decay pathways in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells (Fortin et al., 2002). The RNase III Drosha is the core nuclease that executes the initiation step of microRNA (miRNA) processing in the nucleus (Lee et al., 2003).
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Protein Aliases: drosha, double-stranded RNA-specific endoribonuclease; drosha, ribonuclease type III; MGC115770; nuclear RNase III Drosha; OTTHUMP00000220910; OTTHUMP00000220911; OTTHUMP00000220912; OTTHUMP00000220913; p241; Protein Drosha; putative protein p241 which interacts with transcription factor Sp1; putative ribonuclease III; Ribonuclease 3; Ribonuclease III; ribonuclease III, nuclear; ribonuclease type III, nuclear; RNase III
Gene Aliases: DROSHA; ETOHI2; HSA242976; RANSE3L; RN3; RNASE3L; RNASEN
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9NRR4
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 29102
Molecular Function: endoribonuclease