Pelota homolog (Drosophila); Required for normal chromosome segregation during cell division and genomic stability (By similarity). May function in recognizing stalled ribosomes and triggering endonucleolytic cleavage of the mRNA, a mechanism to release non-functional ribosomes and degrade damaged mRNAs. May have ribonuclease activity (Potential); Belongs to the eukaryotic release factor 1 family. Pelota subfamily.
Synonyms: PELO, Q9BRX2, CGI-17, Q9BRX2p, hQ9BRX2 ...