Bourdineaud JP, et al. (1998) Pmt1 mannosyl transferase is involved in cell wall incorporation of several proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol Microbiol 27(1):85-98
Abstract: We constructed hybrid proteins containing a plant alpha-galactosidase fused to various C-terminal moieties of the hypoxic Srp1p; this allowed us to identify a cell wall-bound form of Srp1p. We showed that the last 30 amino acids of Srp1p, but not the last 16, contain sufficient information to signal glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol anchor attachment and subsequent cell wall anchorage. The cell wall-bound form was shown to be linked by means of a beta1,6-glucose-containing side-chain. Pmt1p enzyme is known as a protein-O-mannosyltransferase that initiates the O-glycosidic chains on proteins. We found that a pmt1 deletion mutant was highly sensitive to zymolyase and that in this strain the alpha-galactosidase-Srp1 fusion proteins, an alpha-galactosidase-Sed1 hybrid protein and an alpha-galactosidase-alpha-agglutinin hybrid protein were absent from both the membrane and the cell wall fractions. However, the plasma membrane protein Gas1p still receives its glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol anchor in pmt1 cells, and in this mutant strain an alpha-galactosidase-Cwp2 fusion protein was found linked to the cell wall but devoid of beta1,6-glucan side-chain, indicating an alternative mechanism of cell wall anchorage.
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