RNA recognition motif (RRM) found in pre-mRNA cleavage factor Im 68 kDa subunit (CFIm68 or CPSF6), pre-mRNA cleavage factor Im 59 kDa subunit (CFIm59 or CPSF7), and similar proteins
This subfamily corresponds to the RRM of cleavage factor Im (CFIm) subunits. Cleavage factor Im (CFIm) is a highly conserved component of the eukaryotic mRNA 3' processing machinery that functions in UGUA-mediated poly(A) site recognition, the regulation of alternative poly(A) site selection, mRNA export, and mRNA splicing. It is a complex composed of a small 25 kDa (CFIm25) subunit and a larger 59/68/72 kDa subunit. Two separate genes, CPSF6 and CPSF7, code for two isoforms of the large subunit, CFIm68 and CFIm59. Structurally related CFIm68 and CFIm59, also termed cleavage and polyadenylation specificity factor subunit 6 (CPSF7), or cleavage and polyadenylation specificity factor 59 kDa subunit (CPSF59), are functionally redundant. Both contains an N-terminal RNA recognition motif (RRM), also termed RBD (RNA binding domain) or RNP (ribonucleoprotein domain), a central proline-rich region, and a C-terminal RS-like domain. Their N-terminal RRM mediates the interaction with CFIm25, and also serves to enhance RNA binding and facilitate RNA looping.