SEC13/YLR208W Summary Help

Standard Name SEC13 1
Systematic Name YLR208W
Alias ANU3
Feature Type ORF, Verified
Description Structural component of 3 distinct complexes; subunit of Nup84 nuclear pore sub-complex (NPC), COPII vesicle coat, and Seh1-associated (SEA) complex; COPII vesicle coat is required for ER to Golgi transport; the Nup84 subcomplex contributes to nucleocytoplasmic transport, NPC biogenesis and processes that may require localization of chromosomes at the nuclear periphery, including transcription; homologous to human SEC13; abundance increases under DNA replication stress (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and see Summary Paragraph)
Name Description SECretory 13
Chromosomal Location
ChrXII:559551 to 560444 | ORF Map | GBrowse
Gene Ontology Annotations All SEC13 GO evidence and references
  View Computational GO annotations for SEC13
Molecular Function
Manually curated
Biological Process
Manually curated
Cellular Component
Manually curated
Regulators 3 genes
Classical genetics
Large-scale survey
215 total interaction(s) for 103 unique genes/features.
Physical Interactions
  • Affinity Capture-MS: 81
  • Affinity Capture-RNA: 4
  • Affinity Capture-Western: 12
  • Co-crystal Structure: 4
  • Co-fractionation: 2
  • Co-purification: 4
  • Protein-peptide: 1
  • Reconstituted Complex: 16
  • Two-hybrid: 4

Genetic Interactions
  • Dosage Lethality: 1
  • Dosage Rescue: 5
  • Negative Genetic: 31
  • Phenotypic Enhancement: 1
  • Phenotypic Suppression: 2
  • Positive Genetic: 4
  • Synthetic Growth Defect: 9
  • Synthetic Lethality: 18
  • Synthetic Rescue: 16

Expression Summary
Length (a.a.) 297
Molecular Weight (Da) 33,043
Isoelectric Point (pI) 5.6
Phosphorylation PhosphoGRID | PhosphoPep Database
sequence information
ChrXII:559551 to 560444 | ORF Map | GBrowse
Last Update Coordinates: 2011-02-03 | Sequence: 1996-07-31
Subfeature details
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Coordinates Sequence
CDS 1..894 559551..560444 2011-02-03 1996-07-31
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S288C only
S288C vs. other species
S288C vs. other strains
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Primary SGDIDS000004198

Transport of proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to the Golgi is mediated by COPII vesicles (14). The COPII vesicle coat is minimally comprised of 5 subunits: the GTPase Sar1p, the Sec23p-Sec24p heterodimer, and the Sec13p-Sec31p complex (15, 16, 4, 17). COPII vesicle coats can also contain heterodimers of Sec23p complexed with either of the Sec24p homologs, Sfb2p or Sfb3p (18, 19, 20). In S. cerevisiae, COPII vesicle formation occurs throughout the ER (21). In most other eukaryotes, COPII vesicle-mediated protein export is localized to specialized regions termed transitional ER (tER) or ER exit sites (ERES) (16).

COPII vesicle formation requires the assembly of the COPII vesicle coat and cargo selection and is regulated by cycles of GTP hydrolysis. The GTP exchange factor (GEF) Sec12p, an ER membrane protein, activates Sar1p by exchanging GDP for GTP. Sar1p-GTP recruits the Sec23p-Sec24p heterodimer. Sec23p is a GTPase activating protein (GAP) for the Sar1p GTPase activity (22, 23, and reviewed in 16). Sec24p, Sfb2p, and Sfb3p, are involved in cargo selection (24, 20, 19). Sar1p, the Sec23p-Sec24p heterodimer, and cargo form the prebudding complex. Improper cargo selection results in GTP hydrolysis and diassembly of the prebudding complex (25). However, once the pre-budding complex is assembled, Sec13p and Sec31p polymerize to form the outer layer or scaffold of the COPII vesicle coat. The Sec13p-Sec31p complex further stimulates the GTPase activity of Sar1p (reviewed in 16).

Although Sar1p, Sec23p, Sec24p, Sec13p, and Sec31p are necessary and sufficient for vesicle formation, additional factors such as Sec16p and Sed4p are also involved in this process. Through interactions with other COPII proteins, Sec16p is thought to facilitate the assembly of the vesicle coat by stabilizing the pre-budding complex (26) while Sed4p regulates the vesicle budding process by stimulating the GTPase activity of Sar1p (27).

Mutations in genes involved in COPII vesicle formation are also impaired in other processes such as ERAD (ER-associated degradation) and autophagy, suggesting that ER to the Golgi transport is a prerequisite for these processes to occur (28, 29, 30, 31).

Mutations in the human homolog of SEC23, Sec23A, cause the autosomal recessive disorder Cranio-lenticulo sutural dysplasia (CLSD), while mutation of Sar1B, one of the two human isoforms of S. cerevisiae Sar1p, cause defects in lipoprotein metabolism including the diseases that are known as the chylomicron retention diseases (CMRDs) (reviewed in 16).

Last updated: 2010-01-07 Contact SGD

References cited on this page View Complete Literature Guide for SEC13
1) Novick P, et al.  (1980) Identification of 23 complementation groups required for post-translational events in the yeast secretory pathway. Cell 21(1):205-15
2) Pryer NK, et al.  (1993) Cytosolic Sec13p complex is required for vesicle formation from the endoplasmic reticulum in vitro. J Cell Biol 120(4):865-75
3) Siniossoglou S, et al.  (2000) Structure and assembly of the Nup84p complex. J Cell Biol 149(1):41-54
4) Barlowe C, et al.  (1994) COPII: a membrane coat formed by Sec proteins that drive vesicle budding from the endoplasmic reticulum. Cell 77(6):895-907
5) Antonny B, et al.  (2003) Self-assembly of minimal COPII cages. EMBO Rep 4(4):419-24
6) Menon BB, et al.  (2005) Reverse recruitment: the Nup84 nuclear pore subcomplex mediates Rap1/Gcr1/Gcr2 transcriptional activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102(16):5749-54
7) Lutzmann M, et al.  (2002) Modular self-assembly of a Y-shaped multiprotein complex from seven nucleoporins. EMBO J 21(3):387-97
8) Fernandez-Martinez J and Rout MP  (2009) Nuclear pore complex biogenesis. Curr Opin Cell Biol 21(4):603-12
9) Dokudovskaya S, et al.  (2011) A conserved coatomer-related complex containing Sec13 and Seh1 dynamically associates with the vacuole in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol Cell Proteomics 10(6):M110.006478
10) Tous C, et al.  (2011) A novel assay identifies transcript elongation roles for the Nup84 complex and RNA processing factors. EMBO J 30(10):1953-64
11) Copic A, et al.  (2012) ER cargo properties specify a requirement for COPII coat rigidity mediated by Sec13p. Science 335(6074):1359-62
12) Tkach JM, et al.  (2012) Dissecting DNA damage response pathways by analysing protein localization and abundance changes during DNA replication stress. Nat Cell Biol 14(9):966-76
13) Novick P and Schekman R  (1979) Secretion and cell-surface growth are blocked in a temperature-sensitive mutant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 76(4):1858-62
14) Bonifacino JS and Glick BS  (2004) The mechanisms of vesicle budding and fusion. Cell 116(2):153-66
15) Lee MC and Miller EA  (2007) Molecular mechanisms of COPII vesicle formation. Semin Cell Dev Biol 18(4):424-34
16) Hughes H and Stephens DJ  (2008) Assembly, organization, and function of the COPII coat. Histochem Cell Biol 129(2):129-51
17) Fath S, et al.  (2007) Structure and organization of coat proteins in the COPII cage. Cell 129(7):1325-36
18) Peng R, et al.  (2000) Evidence for overlapping and distinct functions in protein transport of coat protein Sec24p family members. J Biol Chem 275(15):11521-8
19) Miller E, et al.  (2002) Cargo selection into COPII vesicles is driven by the Sec24p subunit. EMBO J 21(22):6105-13
20) Miller EA, et al.  (2003) Multiple cargo binding sites on the COPII subunit Sec24p ensure capture of diverse membrane proteins into transport vesicles. Cell 114(4):497-509
21) Rossanese OW, et al.  (1999) Golgi structure correlates with transitional endoplasmic reticulum organization in Pichia pastoris and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Cell Biol 145(1):69-81
22) Barlowe C, et al.  (1993) Purification and characterization of SAR1p, a small GTP-binding protein required for transport vesicle formation from the endoplasmic reticulum. J Biol Chem 268(2):873-9
23) Yoshihisa T, et al.  (1993) Requirement for a GTPase-activating protein in vesicle budding from the endoplasmic reticulum. Science 259(5100):1466-8
24) Shimoni Y, et al.  (2000) Lst1p and Sec24p cooperate in sorting of the plasma membrane ATPase into COPII vesicles in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Cell Biol 151(5):973-84
25) Sato K and Nakano A  (2005) Dissection of COPII subunit-cargo assembly and disassembly kinetics during Sar1p-GTP hydrolysis. Nat Struct Mol Biol 12(2):167-74
26) Supek F, et al.  (2002) Sec16p potentiates the action of COPII proteins to bud transport vesicles. J Cell Biol 158(6):1029-38
27) Kodera C, et al.  (2011) Sed4p stimulates sar1p GTP hydrolysis and promotes limited coat disassembly. Traffic 12(5):591-9
28) Taxis C, et al.  (2002) ER-golgi traffic is a prerequisite for efficient ER degradation. Mol Biol Cell 13(6):1806-18
29) Hamasaki M, et al.  (2003) The early secretory pathway contributes to autophagy in yeast. Cell Struct Funct 28(1):49-54
30) Fu L and Sztul E  (2003) Traffic-independent function of the Sar1p/COPII machinery in proteasomal sorting of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator. J Cell Biol 160(2):157-63
31) Ishihara N, et al.  (2001) Autophagosome requires specific early Sec proteins for its formation and NSF/SNARE for vacuolar fusion. Mol Biol Cell 12(11):3690-702