CPSF7, Cleavage and polyadenylation specificity factor subunit 7
Also Known as
Component of the cleavage factor Im (CFIm) complex that functions as an activator of the pre-mRNA 3'-end cleavage and polyadenylation processing required for the maturation of pre-mRNA into functional mRNAs (PubMed:8626397, PubMed:17024186, PubMed:29276085). CFIm contributes to the recruitment of multiprotein complexes on specific sequences on the pre-mRNA 3'-end, so called cleavage and polyadenylation signals (pA signals) (PubMed:8626397, PubMed:17024186). Most pre-mRNAs contain multiple pA signals, resulting in alternative cleavage and polyadenylation (APA) producing mRNAs with variable 3'-end formation (PubMed:23187700, PubMed:29276085). The CFIm complex acts as a key regulator of cleavage and polyadenylation site choice during APA through its binding to 5'-UGUA-3' elements localized in the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) for a huge number of pre-mRNAs (PubMed:20695905, PubMed:29276085). CPSF7 activates directly the mRNA 3'-processing machinery (PubMed:29276085). Binds to pA signals in RNA substrates (PubMed:8626397, PubMed:17024186). Component of the cleavage factor Im (CFIm) complex which is an heterotetramer composed of two subunits of NUDT21/CPSF5 and two subunits of CPSF6 or CPSF7 or an heterodimer of CPSF6 and CPSF7 (PubMed:8626397, PubMed:20695905, PubMed:23187700, Ref.22). The cleavage factor Im (CFIm) complex associates with the CPSF and CSTF complexes to promote the assembly of the core mRNA 3'-processing machinery (PubMed:29276085). Interacts with NUDT21/CPSF5 (PubMed:29276085). Interacts (via Arg/Ser-rich domain) with FIP1L1 (preferentially via unphosphorylated form and Arg/Glu/Asp-rich region); this interaction mediates, at least in part, the interaction between the CFIm and CPSF complexes and may be inhibited by CPSF7 hyper-phosphorylation (PubMed:29276085).