Nyathi Y, et al. (2012) Pseudo half-molecules of the ABC transporter, COMATOSE, bind Pex19 and target to peroxisomes independently but are both required for activity. FEBS Lett 586(16):2280-6
Abstract: Peroxisomal ABC transporters of animals and fungi are "half-size" proteins which dimerise to form a functional transporter. However, peroxisomal ABC transporters of land plants are synthesised as a single polypeptide which represents a fused heterodimer. The N- and C-terminal pseudo-halves of COMATOSE (CTS; AtABCD1) were expressed as separate polypeptides which bound Pex19 in vitro and targeted independently to the peroxisome membrane in yeast, where they were stable but not functional. When co-expressed, the pseudo-halves were fully functional as indicated by ATPase activity and rescue of the pxa1pxa2? mutant for growth on oleate. The functional significance of heterodimer asymmetry is discussed.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 22710125|
Topics addressed in this paper
Number of different genes curated to this paper: 3
- 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.