H/ACA ribonucleoprotein complex subunit DKC1 (DKC1)

Isoform 1: Catalytic subunit of H/ACA small nucleolar ribonucleoprotein (H/ACA snoRNP) complex, which catalyzes pseudouridylation of rRNA (PubMed:25219674). This involves the isomerization of uridine such that the ribose is subsequently attached to C5, instead of the normal N1 (PubMed:25219674).

Each rRNA can contain up to 100 pseudouridine ('psi') residues, which may serve to stabilize the conformation of rRNAs. Required for ribosome biogenesis and telomere maintenance (PubMed:19179534, PubMed:25219674).