METTL16/RlmF family (IPR010286)

Short name: METTL16/RlmF

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


This family includes ribosomal RNA large subunit methyltransferase F (RlmF), and related proteins, including methyltransferase-like protein 16 (METTL16). METTL16 is a conserved RNA methyltransferase which interacts specifically with the MALAT1 triple helix. METTL16 shows nuclear localisation [PMID: 27872311]. Another functional study indicates that METTL16 regulates expression of human MAT2A, which encodes the SAM synthetase expressed in most cells. Furthermore, results indicate that METTL16 is the long-unknown methyltransferase for the U6 spliceosomal small nuclear RNA (snRNA) and it has evolved an additional function in vertebrates to control SAM homeostasis by post-transcriptionally regulating SAM synthetase gene expression [PMID: 28525753].

RlmF methylates the adenine in position 1618 of 23S rRNA [PMID: 18021804]. This family also includes psilocybin synthase (PsiM), which is a methyltransferase involved in the biosynthesis of the psychotropic agent psilocybin from the mushroom Psilocybe cubensis [PMID: 28763571].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0008168 methyltransferase activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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