RBM8, RNA recognition motif (IPR033744)

Short name: RRM_RBM8

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships


This entry corresponds to the RNA recognition motif of RBM8. RNA-binding protein RBM8, also termed binder of OVCA1-1 (BOV-1) or RNA-binding protein Y14, is one of the components of the exon-exon junction complex (EJC). It has two isoforms, RBM8A and RBM8B, both of which are identical except that RBM8B is 16 amino acids shorter at its N terminus [PMID: 11013075]. RBM8, together with other EJC components (such as Magoh, Aly/REF, RNPS1, Srm160, and Upf3), plays critical roles in postsplicing processing, including nuclear export and cytoplasmic localization of the mRNA, and the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) surveillance process. RBM8 binds to mRNA 20-24 nucleotides upstream of a spliced exon-exon junction. It is also involved in spliced mRNA nuclear export, and the process of nonsense-mediated decay of mRNAs with premature stop codons. RBM8 forms a specific heterodimer complex with the EJC protein Magoh which then associates with Aly/REF, RNPS1, DEK, and SRm160 on the spliced mRNA, and inhibits ATP turnover by eIF4AIII, thereby trapping the EJC core onto RNA [PMID: 12781131, PMID: 19033377].

RBM8 contains an N-terminal putative bipartite nuclear localization signal, one RNA recognition motif (RRM), also termed RBD (RNA binding domain) or RNP (ribonucleoprotein domain), in the central region, and a C-terminal serine-arginine rich region (SR domain) and glycine-arginine rich region (RG domain) [PMID: 11013075].

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

GO:0003729 mRNA binding

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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