SCS7/YMR272C Summary Help

Standard Name SCS7 1
Systematic Name YMR272C
Alias FAH1 2
Feature Type ORF, Verified
Description Sphingolipid alpha-hydroxylase; functions in the alpha-hydroxylation of sphingolipid-associated very long chain fatty acids, has both cytochrome b5-like and hydroxylase/desaturase domains, not essential for growth (2, 3, 4 and see Summary Paragraph)
Name Description Suppressor of Ca2+ Sensitivity 1
Chromosomal Location
ChrXIII:810777 to 809623 | ORF Map | GBrowse
Note: this feature is encoded on the Crick strand.
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Gene Ontology Annotations All SCS7 GO evidence and references
  View Computational GO annotations for SCS7
Molecular Function
Manually curated
Biological Process
Manually curated
Cellular Component
Manually curated
High-throughput
Regulators 3 genes
Resources
Pathways
Classical genetics
null
overexpression
reduction of function
repressible
Large-scale survey
null
unspecified
Resources
1002 total interaction(s) for 526 unique genes/features.
Physical Interactions
  • Affinity Capture-MS: 6
  • PCA: 13

Genetic Interactions
  • Dosage Lethality: 1
  • Dosage Rescue: 2
  • Negative Genetic: 674
  • Phenotypic Enhancement: 7
  • Phenotypic Suppression: 2
  • Positive Genetic: 263
  • Synthetic Growth Defect: 18
  • Synthetic Lethality: 6
  • Synthetic Rescue: 10

Resources
Expression Summary
histogram
Resources
Length (a.a.) 384
Molecular Weight (Da) 44,881
Isoelectric Point (pI) 6.54
Localization
Phosphorylation PhosphoGRID | PhosphoPep Database
Structure
Homologs
sequence information
ChrXIII:810777 to 809623 | ORF Map | GBrowse
Note: this feature is encoded on the Crick strand.
This feature contains embedded feature(s): YMR272W-A
SGD ORF map
Last Update Coordinates: 2011-02-03 | Sequence: 1996-07-31
Subfeature details
Relative
Coordinates
Chromosomal
Coordinates
Most Recent Updates
Coordinates Sequence
CDS 1..1155 810777..809623 2011-02-03 1996-07-31
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S288C only
S288C vs. other species
S288C vs. other strains
Resources
External Links All Associated Seq | E.C. | Entrez Gene | Entrez RefSeq Protein | MIPS | Search all NCBI (Entrez) | UniProtKB
Primary SGDIDS000004885
SUMMARY PARAGRAPH for SCS7

About sphingolipid metabolism

Sphingolipids are essential components of the plasma membrane in all eukaryotic cells. S. cerevisiae cells make three complex sphingolipids: inositol-phosphoceramide (IPC), mannose-inositol-phosphoceramide (MIPC), and mannose-(inositol phosphate)2-ceramide (M(IP)2C)(5). In the yeast plasma membrane sphingolipids concentrate with ergosterol to form lipid rafts, specialized membrane microdomains implicated in a variety of cellular processes, including sorting of membrane proteins and lipids, as well as organizing and regulating signaling cascades (6). Intermediates in sphingolipid biosynthesis have been shown to play important roles as signaling molecules and growth regulators. Sphingolipid long chain bases (LCBs), dihydrosphingosine (DHS) and phytosphingosine (PHS), have been implicated as secondary messengers in signaling pathways that regulate the heat stress response (7, 8). Other intermediates, phytoceramide and long-chain base phosphates (LCBPs), have been shown to be components of the tightly-controlled ceramide/LCBP rheostat, which regulates cell growth (9). Since phosphoinositol-containing sphingolipids are unique to fungi, the sphingolipid biosynthesis pathway is considered a target for antifungal drugs (10, 11).

Last updated: 2007-10-05 Contact SGD

References cited on this page View Complete Literature Guide for SCS7
1) Zhao C, et al.  (1994) Suppressors of the Ca(2+)-sensitive yeast mutant (csg2) identify genes involved in sphingolipid biosynthesis. Cloning and characterization of SCS1, a gene required for serine palmitoyltransferase activity. J Biol Chem 269(34):21480-8
2) Mitchell AG and Martin CE  (1997) Fah1p, a Saccharomyces cerevisiae cytochrome b5 fusion protein, and its Arabidopsis thaliana homolog that lacks the cytochrome b5 domain both function in the alpha-hydroxylation of sphingolipid-associated very long chain fatty acids. J Biol Chem 272(45):28281-8
3) Hama H, et al.  (2000) Requirement of sphingolipid alpha-hydroxylation for fungicidal action of syringomycin E. FEBS Lett 478(1-2):26-8
4) Haak D, et al.  (1997) Hydroxylation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae ceramides requires Sur2p and Scs7p. J Biol Chem 272(47):29704-10
5) Dickson RC and Lester RL  (2002) Sphingolipid functions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochim Biophys Acta 1583(1):13-25
6) Bagnat M and Simons K  (2002) Lipid rafts in protein sorting and cell polarity in budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biol Chem 383(10):1475-80
7) Jenkins GM, et al.  (1997) Involvement of yeast sphingolipids in the heat stress response of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem 272(51):32566-72
8) Ferguson-Yankey SR, et al.  (2002) Mutant analysis reveals complex regulation of sphingolipid long chain base phosphates and long chain bases during heat stress in yeast. Yeast 19(7):573-86
9) Kobayashi SD and Nagiec MM  (2003) Ceramide/long-chain base phosphate rheostat in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: regulation of ceramide synthesis by Elo3p and Cka2p. Eukaryot Cell 2(2):284-94
10) Nagiec MM, et al.  (1997) Sphingolipid synthesis as a target for antifungal drugs. Complementation of the inositol phosphorylceramide synthase defect in a mutant strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by the AUR1 gene. J Biol Chem 272(15):9809-17
11) Sugimoto Y, et al.  (2004) IPC synthase as a useful target for antifungal drugs. Curr Drug Targets Infect Disord 4(4):311-22