FUNCTION: Integrase (IN) targets the VLP to the nucleus, where a subparticle preintegration complex (PIC) containing at least integrase and the newly synthesized dsDNA copy of the retrotransposon must transit the nuclear membrane. Once in the nucleus, integrase performs the integration of the dsDNA into the host genome (By similarity). CATALYTIC ACTIVITY: Deoxynucleoside triphosphate + DNA(n) = diphosphate + DNA(n+1). CATALYTIC ACTIVITY: Endonucleolytic cleavage to 5'- phosphomonoester.
SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Cytoplasm. Nucleus (By similarity).
DOMAIN: The C-terminal RNA-binding region of CA is sufficient for all its nucleocapsid-like chaperone activities (By similarity).
DOMAIN: Integrase core domain contains the D-x(n)-D-x(35)-E motif, named for the phylogenetically conserved glutamic acid and aspartic acid residues and the invariant 35 amino acid spacing between the second and third acidic residues. Each acidic residue of the D,D(35)E motif is independently essential for the 3'- processing and strand transfer activities of purified integrase protein (By similarity).
PTM: Initially, virus-like particles (VLPs) are composed of the structural unprocessed proteins Gag and Gag-Pol, and contain also the host initiator methionine tRNA (tRNA(i)-Met) which serves as a primer for minus-strand DNA synthesis, and a dimer of genomic Ty RNA. Processing of the polyproteins occurs within the particle and proceeds by an ordered pathway, called maturation. First, the protease (PR) is released by autocatalytic cleavage of the Gag-Pol polyprotein yielding capsid protein p45 and a Pol-p154 precursor protein. This cleavage is a prerequisite for subsequent processing of Pol-p154 at the remaining sites to release the mature structural and catalytic proteins. Maturation takes place prior to the RT reaction and is required to produce transposition-competent VLPs (By similarity). MISCELLANEOUS: Retrotransposons are mobile genetic entities that are able to replicate via an RNA intermediate and a reverse transcription step. In contrast to retroviruses, retrotransposons are non-infectious, lack an envelope and remain intracellular. Ty1 retrotransposons belong to the copia elements (pseudoviridae).
SIMILARITY: Contains 1 integrase catalytic domain.
SIMILARITY: Contains 1 reverse transcriptase Ty1/copia-type domain.
SIMILARITY: Contains 1 RNase H Ty1/copia-type domain. CAUTION: Transposon Ty1-A (YARCTy1-1) contains a frameshift at position 610, which disrupts the ORF coding for protein TY1B. This is the truncated, C-terminal part of TY1B translated from an in- frame start codon, and it is probably not functional.
GENE SYNONYMS: YARCTy1-1 POL.
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