The domain within your query sequence starts at position 215 and ends at position 513; the E-value for the PIF1 domain shown below is 2.1e-79.



PFAM accession number:PF05970
Interpro abstract (IPR010285):

This entry includes a group of DNA helicases, including Pif1 and Rrm3 from budding yeasts and Pfh1 from fusion yeast. This entry also includes Pif1 like proteins from prokaryotes and eukaryotes including plants.

Pif1 is a DNA helicase conserved from bacteria to humans [ (PUBMED:17172855) (PUBMED:16522649) ]. It suppresses both G-quadruplex-associated DNA damage and telomere lengthening. In budding yeast, it exists in two forms, nuclear form and mitochondrial form. Its nuclear form inhibits telomerase, while its mitochondrial form is involved in repair and recombination of mitochondrial DNA [ (PUBMED:10926538) (PUBMED:10693764) ].

In budding yeasts, another DNA replicative helicase, Rrm3 is recruited to paused replisomes to promote fork progression throughout nonhistone protein-DNA complexes, naturally occurring impediments that are encountered in each S phase where replication forks pauses [ (PUBMED:10693764) ]. It shares protein sequence similarities with another DNA helicase, Pif1. However, their functions are different. Rrm3 promotes telomere replication, while Pif1 inhibits telomere replication [ (PUBMED:10693764) ]. They also have opposite effects on replication fork progression in ribosomal DNA [ (PUBMED:10693764) ].

In fission yeasts, Pfh1 is required for the maintenance of both mitochondrial and nuclear genome stability [ (PUBMED:12058079) (PUBMED:18725402) ].

GO process:DNA repair (GO:0006281), telomere maintenance (GO:0000723)
GO function:DNA helicase activity (GO:0003678)

This is a PFAM domain. For full annotation and more information, please see the PFAM entry PIF1