YTH domain (IPR007275)

Short name: YTH_domain

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Domain relationships



The YTH (YT521-B homology) domain has been suggested to be an evolutionarily conserved m6A-dependent RNA binding domain [PMID: 26318451]. Proteins containing this domain includes mammalian YTHD and YTDC proteins, Arabidopsis CPSF30 (At1g30460), budding yeast Pho92 and fission yeast Mmi1.

In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Pho92 is a posttranscriptional regulator that regulates Pho4 mRNA stability by binding to the 3'-UTR in a phosphate-dependent manner. Its YTH domain exhibits RNA-binding activity [PMID: 24206186]. In Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Mmi1 has been identified as eliminating meiosis-specific mRNAs [PMID: 16823445].

Rat YTHDC1 (also known as YT521-B) is an alternative splicing regulator that recognizes and binds N6-methyladenosine (m6A)-containing RNAs. The YTH domain of YT521-B is a RNA-binding domain with a very degenerate sequence-specificity [PMID: 25389274].

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

GO:0003723 RNA binding

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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