RNA recognition motif in fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe SET domain-containing protein 1 (spSet1p) and similar proteins
This subfamily corresponds to the RRM of spSet1p, also termed H3 lysine-4 specific histone-lysine N-methyltransferase, or COMPASS component SET1, or lysine N-methyltransferase 2, or Set1 complex component, is encoded by SET1 from the fission yeast S. pombe. It is essential for the H3 lysine-4 methylation. in vivo, and plays an important role in telomere maintenance and DNA repair in an ATM kinase Rad3-dependent pathway. spSet1p is the homology counterpart of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Set1p (scSet1p). However, it is more closely related to Set1 found in mammalian. Moreover, unlike scSet1p, spSet1p is not required for heterochromatin assembly in fission yeast. spSet1p contains an N-terminal RNA recognition motif (RRM), also termed RBD (RNA binding domain) or RNP (ribonucleoprotein domain), followed by a conserved SET domain that may play a role in DNA repair and telomere function.