Harashima S, et al. (1989) Mating-type control in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: isolation and characterization of mutants defective in repression by a1-alpha 2. Mol Cell Biol 9(10):4523-30
Abstract: The alpha 2 protein, the product of the MAT alpha 2 cistron, represses various genes specific to the a mating type (alpha 2 repression), and when combined with the MATa1 gene product, it represses MAT alpha 1 and various haploid-specific genes (a1-alpha 2 repression). One target of a1-alpha 2 repression is RME1, which is a negative regulator of a/alpha-specific genes. We have isolated 13 recessive mutants whose a1-alpha 2 repression is defective but which retain alpha 2 repression in a genetic background of ho MATa HML alpha HMRa sir3 or ho MAT alpha HMRa HMRa sir3. These mutations can be divided into three different classes. One class contains a missense mutation, designated hml alpha 2-102, in the alpha 2 cistron of HML, and another class contains two mat alpha 2-202, in the MAT alpha locus. These three mutants each have an amino acid substitution of tyrosine or acid substitution of tyrosine or phenylalanine for cysteine at the 33rd codon from the translation initiation codon in the alpha 2 cistron of HML alpha or MAT alpha. The remaining 10 mutants make up the third class and form a single complementation group, having mutations designated aar1 (a1-alpha 2 repression), at a gene other than MAT, HML, HMR, RME1, or the four SIR genes.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
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