Aliases for YTHDF3 Gene
External Ids for YTHDF3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for YTHDF3 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the YTH (YT521-B homology) domain protein family. The YTH domain is common in eukaryotes, is often found in the middle of the protein sequence, and may function in binding to RNA. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2013]
GeneCards Summary for YTHDF3 Gene
YTHDF3 (YTH N6-Methyladenosine RNA Binding Protein 3) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and N6-methyladenosine-containing RNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is YTHDF1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for YTHDF3 Gene
Specifically recognizes and binds N6-methyladenosine (m6A)-containing RNAs and promotes RNA translation efficiency (PubMed:28106072, PubMed:28106076, PubMed:28281539). M6A is a modification present at internal sites of mRNAs and some non-coding RNAs and plays a role in the efficiency of mRNA splicing, processing and stability (PubMed:22575960, PubMed:24284625, PubMed:28106072, PubMed:28106076, PubMed:28281539). Shares m6A-containing mRNAs targets with YTHDF1 and YTHDF2, and regulates different processes depending on the context (PubMed:28106072, PubMed:28106076). Facilitates the translation of targeted mRNAs in cooperation with YTHDF1 by binding to m6A-containing mRNAs and interacting with 40S and 60S ribosome subunits (PubMed:28106072, PubMed:28106076). Can also act as a regulator of mRNA stability in cooperation with YTHDF2 by binding to m6A-containing mRNA and promoting their degradation (PubMed:28106072). Recognizes and binds m6A-containing circular RNAs (circRNAs) and promotes their translation (PubMed:28281539). circRNAs are generated through back-splicing of pre-mRNAs, a non-canonical splicing process promoted by dsRNA structures across circularizing exons (PubMed:28281539).