The exosome is a multisubunit complex of 3â€™ to 5â€™ exoribonucleases. It is involved in a variety of cellular processes and is responsible for degrading unstable mRNAs that contain AU-rich elements in their untranslated 3â€™ region. EXOSC7 (exosome component 7), also known as p8, EAP1, RRP42 (Ribosomal RNA-processing protein 42), Rrp42p or hRrp42p, is a component of the exosome multienzyme ribonuclease complex. It belongs to the RNase PH family and localizes to the nucleolus. EXOSC7 is one of the six RNase-PH domain subunits of the exosome. Together, these six subunits form a PNPase-like ring. EXOSC7 is required for the processing of the 7S pre-RNA.
Synonyms: EAP1, EXOS7_HUMAN, Exosc7, Exosome complex component RRP42, Exosome complex exonuclease RRP42, Exosome component 7, FLJ26543, hRrp42p, KIAA0116, p8, Ribosomal RNA processing protein 42, Ribosomal RNA-processing protein 42, RRP42, Rrp42p.