Telomerase-binding protein EST1A (SMG6)

Part of the telomerase ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex that is essential for the replication of chromosome termini (PubMed:19179534). May have a general role in telomere regulation (PubMed:12676087, PubMed:12699629).

Promotes in vitro the ability of TERT to elongate telomeres (PubMed:12676087, PubMed:12699629). Overexpression induces telomere uncapping, chromosomal end-to-end fusions (telomeric DNA persists at the fusion points) and did not perturb TRF2 telomeric localization (PubMed:12676087, PubMed:12699629).