U1A RNP DOMAIN 1-95
[SNRPA_HUMAN] Binds stem loop II of U1 snRNA. It is the first snRNP to interact with pre-mRNA. This interaction is required for the subsequent binding of U2 snRNP and the U4/U6/U5 tri-snRNP. In a snRNP-free form (SF-A) may be involved in coupled pre-mRNA splicing and polyadenylation process. Binds preferentially to the 5'-UGCAC-3' motif in vitro.
Publication Abstract from PubMed
The crystal structure of the RNA binding domain of the U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein A, which forms part of the ribonucleoprotein complex involved in the excision of introns, has been solved. It contains a four-stranded beta sheet and two alpha helices. The highly conserved segments designated RNP1 and RNP2 lie side by side on the middle two beta strands. U1 RNA binding studies of mutant proteins suggest that the RNA binds to the four-stranded beta sheet and to the flexible loops on one end.
Crystal structure of the RNA-binding domain of the U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein A.,Nagai K, Oubridge C, Jessen TH, Li J, Evans PR Nature. 1990 Dec 6;348(6301):515-20. PMID:2147232
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