Grandin N and Charbonneau M (2001) Hsp90 levels affect telomere length in yeast. Mol Genet Genomics 265(1):126-34
Abstract: Cdc13 is a Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein that binds to telomeric single-stranded DNA and regulates telomerase activity. Stnl has been shown by two-hybrid analysis to form a physical complex with Cdc13. Temperature-sensitive mutations in CDC13 and STN1, which are both essential genes, activate a DNA damage-dependent checkpoint which is the cause of the arrest seen in the mutant strains. The stn1-13 mutation induces dramatic telomere elongation which is telomerase dependent, as shown here. Additional mutants for STN1, which show a tighter arrest phenotype than stn1-13, were generated in order to perform genetic screens aiming at uncovering new regulators of telomerase. HSC82, which encodes a conserved molecular chaperone of the Hsp90 family, was thus isolated as a high-dosage suppressor of a temperature-sensitive mutation in STN1. Overexpression of HSC82 also partially suppressed the growth defect of cdc13-1 cells. Overexpression of HSC82 was found to correct the telomeric defect associated with stn1 mutations. Shortening of telomeres was also observed in wild-type cells upon overexpression of HSC82, or of its temperature-inducible homologue, HSP82. These results identify Hsc82/Hsp82 as potential regulators of telomerase in yeast cells.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 11370858|
Topics addressed in this paper
Number of different genes curated to this paper: 10
- To find other papers on a gene and topic, click on the colored ball in the appropriate box.
- displays other papers with information about that topic for that gene.
- displays other papers in SGD that are associated with that topic.
The topic is addressed in these papers but does not describe a specific gene or chromosomal feature.
- To go to the Locus page for a gene, click on the gene name.