SNF11/YDR073W Summary Help

Standard Name SNF11 1
Systematic Name YDR073W
Feature Type ORF, Verified
Description Subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex; involved in transcriptional regulation; interacts with a highly conserved 40-residue sequence of Snf2p; relocates to the cytosol under hypoxic conditions (1, 2, 3, 4 and see Summary Paragraph)
Name Description Sucrose NonFermenting 5
Chromosomal Location
ChrIV:592439 to 592948 | ORF Map | GBrowse
Gene Ontology Annotations All SNF11 GO evidence and references
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Molecular Function
Manually curated
Biological Process
Manually curated
Cellular Component
Manually curated
Regulators 6 genes
Classical genetics
Large-scale survey
93 total interaction(s) for 66 unique genes/features.
Physical Interactions
  • Affinity Capture-MS: 12
  • Affinity Capture-RNA: 3
  • Affinity Capture-Western: 10
  • Co-crystal Structure: 1
  • Co-purification: 3
  • PCA: 2
  • Reconstituted Complex: 4
  • Two-hybrid: 7

Genetic Interactions
  • Negative Genetic: 35
  • Positive Genetic: 6
  • Synthetic Growth Defect: 8
  • Synthetic Lethality: 1
  • Synthetic Rescue: 1

Expression Summary
Length (a.a.) 169
Molecular Weight (Da) 18,667
Isoelectric Point (pI) 8.43
Phosphorylation PhosphoGRID | PhosphoPep Database
sequence information
ChrIV:592439 to 592948 | ORF Map | GBrowse
Last Update Coordinates: 2011-02-03 | Sequence: 1996-07-31
Subfeature details
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Coordinates Sequence
CDS 1..510 592439..592948 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 SGDIDS000002480

Snf11p is a component of the SWI/SNF complex, and can function as a transcriptional activator in genetic assays (1, 6). Two copies of Snf11p occur per SWI/SNF complex (7). Snf11p interacts with an evolutionarily-conserved 40-residue sequence in Snf2p, suggesting that Snf11p homologs may exist in other organisms (1). snf11 null mutants are viable, but display hypersensitivity to calcium and to calcofluor white (1, 8). snf11 nulls also display reduced phosphate levels in the mannoproteins on the cell wall surface, and homozygous diploid deletion strains display a high budding index (8, 9).

By regulating the structure of chromatin, chromatin remodeling complexes, all of which contain an ATPase as a central motor subunit, perform critical functions in the maintenance, transmission, and expression of eukaryotic genomes. The SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex is involved in DNA replication, stress response, and transcription, and binds DNA nonspecifically, altering nucleosome structure to facilitate binding of transcription factors. For some genes, transcriptional activators are able to target the SWI/SNF complex to upstream activation sequences (UAS) in the promoter. The SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex family contains two evolutionary conserved subclasses of chromatin remodeling factors, one subfamily includes yeast SWI/SNF, fly BAP, and mammalian BAF, and the other subfamily includes yeast RSC (Remodel the Structure of Chromatin), fly PBAP, and mammalian PBAF (10, 11, 2, 12, 13, 6, 14, 15, 1, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 25, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36).

It appears that some human SWI/SNF subunits act as tumor suppressors and there is also evidence that human SWI/SNF subunits are involved in controlling cell growth via their interaction with other tumor suppressors (37). Expression of adenovirus E1A oncoproteins, which are regulators of cellular and viral transcription, in Saccharomyces cerevisiae requires the function of the SWI/SNF complex, and expression of E1A in wild-type cells leads to a specific loss of SWI/SNF dependent transcription. These results suggest that the SWI/SNF complex is a target of these oncoproteins in mammalian cells and that the disruption of normal cell cycle control by E1A may be due in part to altered activity of the SWI/SNF complex (38).

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References cited on this page View Complete Literature Guide for SNF11
1) Treich I, et al.  (1995) SNF11, a new component of the yeast SNF-SWI complex that interacts with a conserved region of SNF2. Mol Cell Biol 15(8):4240-8
2) Peterson CL, et al.  (1998) Subunits of the yeast SWI/SNF complex are members of the actin-related protein (ARP) family. J Biol Chem 273(37):23641-4
3) Peterson CL and Tamkun JW  (1995) The SWI-SNF complex: a chromatin remodeling machine? Trends Biochem Sci 20(4):143-6
4) Ghosh Dastidar R, et al.  (2012) The nuclear localization of SWI/SNF proteins is subjected to oxygen regulation. Cell Biosci 2(1):30
5) Carlson M, et al.  (1981) Mutants of yeast defective in sucrose utilization. Genetics 98(1):25-40
6) Cairns BR, et al.  (1994) A multisubunit complex containing the SWI1/ADR6, SWI2/SNF2, SWI3, SNF5, and SNF6 gene products isolated from yeast. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 91(5):1950-4
7) Smith CL, et al.  (2003) Structural analysis of the yeast SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex. Nat Struct Biol 10(2):141-5
8) Conde R, et al.  (2003) Screening for new yeast mutants affected in mannosylphosphorylation of cell wall mannoproteins. Yeast 20(14):1189-211
9) Zettel MF, et al.  (2003) The budding index of Saccharomyces cerevisiae deletion strains identifies genes important for cell cycle progression. FEMS Microbiol Lett 223(2):253-8
10) Cairns BR, et al.  (1996) RSC, an essential, abundant chromatin-remodeling complex. Cell 87(7):1249-60
11) Poch O and Winsor B  (1997) Who's who among the Saccharomyces cerevisiae actin-related proteins? A classification and nomenclature proposal for a large family. Yeast 13(11):1053-8
12) Harata M, et al.  (2000) Multiple actin-related proteins of Saccharomyces cerevisiae are present in the nucleus. J Biochem 128(4):665-71
13) Chervitz SA, et al.  (1998) Comparison of the complete protein sets of worm and yeast: orthology and divergence. Science 282(5396):2022-8
14) Cote J, et al.  (1994) Stimulation of GAL4 derivative binding to nucleosomal DNA by the yeast SWI/SNF complex. Science 265(5168):53-60
15) Peterson CL, et al.  (1994) Five SWI/SNF gene products are components of a large multisubunit complex required for transcriptional enhancement. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 91(8):2905-8
16) Quinn J, et al.  (1996) DNA-binding properties of the yeast SWI/SNF complex. Nature 379(6568):844-7
17) Owen-Hughes T, et al.  (1996) Persistent site-specific remodeling of a nucleosome array by transient action of the SWI/SNF complex. Science 273(5274):513-6
18) Burns LG and Peterson CL  (1997) The yeast SWI-SNF complex facilitates binding of a transcriptional activator to nucleosomal sites in vivo. Mol Cell Biol 17(8):4811-9
19) Pollard KJ and Peterson CL  (1997) Role for ADA/GCN5 products in antagonizing chromatin-mediated transcriptional repression. Mol Cell Biol 17(11):6212-22
20) Utley RT, et al.  (1997) SWI/SNF stimulates the formation of disparate activator-nucleosome complexes but is partially redundant with cooperative binding. J Biol Chem 272(19):12642-9
21) Bazett-Jones DP, et al.  (1999) The SWI/SNF complex creates loop domains in DNA and polynucleosome arrays and can disrupt DNA-histone contacts within these domains. Mol Cell Biol 19(2):1470-8
22) Neely KE, et al.  (1999) Activation domain-mediated targeting of the SWI/SNF complex to promoters stimulates transcription from nucleosome arrays. Mol Cell 4(4):649-55
23) Natarajan K, et al.  (1999) Transcriptional activation by Gcn4p involves independent interactions with the SWI/SNF complex and the SRB/mediator. Mol Cell 4(4):657-64
24) Steger DJ, et al.  (2003) Regulation of chromatin remodeling by inositol polyphosphates. Science 299(5603):114-6
25) Prochasson P, et al.  (2003) Targeting activity is required for SWI/SNF function in vivo and is accomplished through two partially redundant activator-interaction domains. Mol Cell 12(4):983-90
26) Yoon S, et al.  (2003) Recruitment of SWI/SNF by Gcn4p does not require Snf2p or Gcn5p but depends strongly on SWI/SNF integrity, SRB mediator, and SAGA. Mol Cell Biol 23(23):8829-45
27) Lemieux K and Gaudreau L  (2004) Targeting of Swi/Snf to the yeast GAL1 UAS G requires the Mediator, TAF IIs, and RNA polymerase II. EMBO J 23(20):4040-50
28) Ferreira ME, et al.  (2005) Mechanism of transcription factor recruitment by acidic activators. J Biol Chem 280(23):21779-84
29) Whitehouse I, et al.  (1999) Nucleosome mobilization catalysed by the yeast SWI/SNF complex. Nature 400(6746):784-7
30) Yudkovsky N, et al.  (1999) Recruitment of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex by transcriptional activators. Genes Dev 13(18):2369-74
31) Boyer LA, et al.  (2000) Roles of the histone H2A-H2B dimers and the (H3-H4)(2) tetramer in nucleosome remodeling by the SWI-SNF complex. J Biol Chem 275(16):11545-52
32) Logie C and Peterson CL  (1997) Catalytic activity of the yeast SWI/SNF complex on reconstituted nucleosome arrays. EMBO J 16(22):6772-82
33) Cote J, et al.  (1998) Perturbation of nucleosome core structure by the SWI/SNF complex persists after its detachment, enhancing subsequent transcription factor binding. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 95(9):4947-52
34) Cosma MP, et al.  (1999) Ordered recruitment of transcription and chromatin remodeling factors to a cell cycle- and developmentally regulated promoter. Cell 97(3):299-311
35) Flanagan JF and Peterson CL  (1999) A role for the yeast SWI/SNF complex in DNA replication. Nucleic Acids Res 27(9):2022-8
36) Ganster RW, et al.  (1998) Identification of a calcineurin-independent pathway required for sodium ion stress response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics 150(1):31-42
37) Neely KE and Workman JL  (2002) The complexity of chromatin remodeling and its links to cancer. Biochim Biophys Acta 1603(1):19-29
38) Miller ME, et al.  (1996) Adenovirus E1A specifically blocks SWI/SNF-dependent transcriptional activation. Mol Cell Biol 16(10):5737-43