RNA recognition motif 1 (RRM1) found in vertebrate regulator of differentiation 1 (Rod1)
This subgroup corresponds to the RRM1 of ROD1 coding protein Rod1, a mammalian polypyrimidine tract binding protein (PTB) homolog of a regulator of differentiation in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, where the nrd1 gene encodes an RNA binding protein that negatively regulates the onset of differentiation. ROD1 is predominantly expressed in hematopoietic cells or organs. It might play a role controlling differentiation in mammals. Rod1 contains four repeats of RNA recognition motifs (RRM), also known as RBD (RNA binding domain) or RNP (ribonucleoprotein domain) and does have RNA binding activities.