Hiraishi H, et al. (2008) Transcriptional regulation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CYS3 encoding cystathionine gamma-lyase. Curr Genet 53(4):225-34
Abstract: In studying the regulation of GSH11, the structural gene of the high-affinity glutathione transporter (GSH-P1) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a cis-acting cysteine responsive element, CCGCCACAC (CCG motif), was detected. Like GSH-P1, the cystathionine gamma-lyase encoded by CYS3 is induced by sulfur starvation and repressed by addition of cysteine to the growth medium. We detected a CCG motif (-311 to -303) and a CGC motif (CGCCACAC; -193 to -186), which is one base shorter than the CCG motif, in the 5'-upstream region of CYS3. One copy of the centromere determining element 1, CDE1 (TCACGTGA; -217 to -210), being responsible for regulation of the sulfate assimilation pathway genes, was also detected. We tested the roles of these three elements in the regulation of CYS3. Using a lacZ-reporter assay system, we found that the CCG/CGC motif is required for activation of CYS3, as well as for its repression by cysteine. In contrast, the CDE1 motif was responsible for only activation of CYS3. We also found that two transcription factors, Met4 and VDE, are responsible for activation of CYS3 through the CCG/CGC and CDE1 motifs. These observations suggest a dual regulation of CYS3 by factors that interact with the CDE1 motif and the CCG/CGC motifs.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 18317767|
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