To determine whether the 70-kilodalton heat shock proteins of Saccharomyces cerevisiae play a role in regulating their own synthesis, we studied the effect of overexpressing the SSA1 protein on the activity of the SSA1 5'-regulatory region. The constitutive level of Ssa1p was increased by fusing the SSA1 structural gene to the GAL1 promoter. A reporter vector consisting of an SSA1-lacZ translational fusion was used to assess SSA1 promoter activity. In a strain producing approximately 10-fold the normal heat shock level of Ssa1p, induction of beta-galactosidase activity by heat shock was almost entirely blocked. Expression of a transcriptional fusion vector in which the CYC1 upstream activating sequence of a CYC1-lacZ chimera was replaced by a sequence containing a heat shock upstream activating sequence (heat shock element 2) from the 5'-regulatory region of SSA1 was inhibited by excess Ssa1p. The repression of an SSA1 upstream activating sequence by the SSA1 protein indicates that SSA1 self-regulation is at least partially mediated at the transcriptional level. The expression of another transcriptional fusion vector, containing heat shock element 2 and a lesser amount of flanking sequence, is not inhibited when Ssa1p is overexpressed. This suggests the existence of an element, proximal to or overlapping heat shock element 2, that confers sensitivity to the SSA1 protein.
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