YTH domain-containing family protein 1 (YTHDF1)

Specifically recognizes and binds N6-methyladenosine (m6A)-containing mRNAs, and promotes mRNA translation efficiency (PubMed:24284625, PubMed:26046440, PubMed:26318451). M6A is a modification present at internal sites of mRNAs and a few non- coding RNAs and plays a role in the efficiency of mRNA splicing, processing and equilibrium (PubMed:24284625).

Acts as a regulator of mRNA translation efficiency: promotes ribosome loading to m6A- containing mRNAs and interacts with translation initiation factors eIF3 (EIF3A or EIF3B) to facilitate translation initiation (PubMed:26046440). .