This gene is a candidate tumor suppressor gene which encodes a nuclear RNA binding protein that is a component of the spliceosome A complex. The encoded protein plays a role in the induction of cell cycle arrest and apoptosis through pre-mRNA splicing of multiple target genes including the tumor suppressor protein p53. This gene is located within the tumor suppressor region 3p21.3, and may play a role in the inhibition of tumor transformation and progression of several malignancies including lung cancer. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2011] (from
NMR data analysis of RBM5 RRM2 reveals several features of protein-RNA interfaces. The most striking observation is the presence of two preferred target RNA sequences, the sequences [5'-(CUCUUC)-3'] and [5'-(GAGAAG)-3'].