Aliases for CPSF7 Gene
External Ids for CPSF7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CPSF7 Gene
Cleavage factor Im (CFIm) is one of six factors necessary for correct cleavage and polyadenylation of pre-mRNAs. CFIm is composed of three different subunits of 25, 59, and 68 kDa, and it functions as a heterotetramer, with a dimer of the 25 kDa subunit binding to two of the 59 or 68 kDa subunits. The protein encoded by this gene represents the 59 kDa subunit, which can interact with the splicing factor U2 snRNP Auxiliary Factor (U2AF) 65 to link the splicing and polyadenylation complexes. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2016]
GeneCards Summary for CPSF7 Gene
CPSF7 (Cleavage And Polyadenylation Specific Factor 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CPSF7 include Hereditary Paraganglioma-Pheochromocytoma Syndromes. Among its related pathways are Cleavage of Growing Transcript in the Termination Region and Gene Expression. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and nucleotide binding. An important paralog of this gene is CPSF6.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CPSF7 Gene
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).