Involved in pre-rRNA processing. Utilizes the methyl donor S-adenosyl-L-methionine to catalyze the site-specific 2'- hydroxyl methylation of ribose moieties in pre-ribosomal RNA. Site specificity is provided by a guide RNA that base pairs with the substrate. Methylation occurs at a characteristic distance from the sequence involved in base pairing with the guide RNA. Interacts with NOLC1. Component of box C/D small nucleolar ribonucleoprotein (snoRNP) particles that contain NHP2L1, FBL, NOP5 and NOP56, plus a guide RNA. It is associated with the U3, U8, U13, X and Y small nuclear RNAs. Component of several ribosomal and nucleolar protein complexes. Interacts with PRMT5 and UTP20. Interacts with DDX5. Belongs to the methyltransferase superfamily. Fibrillarin family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 2.1.1.-; Methyltransferase; Nucleolus; RNA processing; RNA-binding