RNA recognition motif 2 (RRM2) found in HIV Tat-specific factor 1 (Tat-SF1) and similar proteins
This subfamily corresponds to the RRM2 of Tat-SF1 and CUS2. Tat-SF1 is the cofactor for stimulation of transcriptional elongation by human immunodeficiency virus-type 1 (HIV-1) Tat. It is a substrate of an associated cellular kinase. Tat-SF1 contains two RNA recognition motifs (RRMs), also termed RBDs (RNA binding domains) or RNPs (ribonucleoprotein domains), and a highly acidic carboxyl-terminal half. The family also includes CUS2, a yeast homolog of human Tat-SF1. CUS2 interacts with U2 RNA in splicing extracts and functions as a splicing factor that aids assembly of the splicing-competent U2 snRNP in vivo. CUS2 also associates with PRP11 that is a subunit of the conserved splicing factor SF3a. Like Tat-SF1, CUS2 contains two RRMs as well.