THO complex, subunitTHOC2, N-terminal (IPR021726)

Short name: THO_THOC2_N

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Domain relationships



The THO/TREX complex is the transcription- and export-related complex associated with spliceosomes that preferentially deal with spliced mRNAs as opposed to unspliced mRNAs. Thoc2 plays a role in RNA polymerase II (RNA pol II)-dependent transcription and is required for the stability of DNA repeats [PMID: 9707445]. In humans, the TRE complex is comprised of the exon-junction-associated proteins Aly/REF and UAP56 together with the THO proteins THOC1 (hHpr1/p84), Thoc2 (hRlr1), THOC3 (hTex1), THOC5 (fSAP79), THOC6 (fSAP35), and THOC7 (fSAP24). Although much evidence indicates that the function of the TREX complex as an adaptor between the mRNA and components of the export machinery is conserved among eukaryotes, in Drosophila the majority of mRNAs can be exported from the nucleus independently of the THO complex [PMID: 17095540].

This entry represents a conserved domain found towards the N terminus of these proteins.

Contributing signatures

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