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Abstract: Mitochondrial translation of the mRNA encoding cytochrome c oxidase subunit III (coxIII) specifically requires the action of three position activator proteins encoded in the nucleus of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Some mutations affecting one of these activators, PET122, can be suppressed by mutations in an unlinked nuclear gene termed PET123. PET123 function was previously demonstrated to be required for translation of all mitochondrial gene products. We have now generated an antibody against the PET123 protein and have used it to demonstrate that PET123 is a mitochondrial ribosomal protein of the small subunit. PET123 appears to be present at levels comparable to those of other mitochondrial ribosomal proteins, and its accumulation is dependent on the presence of the 15S rRNA gene in mitochondria. Taken together with the previous genetic data, these results strongly support a model in which the mRNA-specific translational activator PET122 works by directly interacting with the small ribosomal subunit to promote translation initiation on the coxIII mRNA.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 2167435|
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