Here we report the preliminary characterization of Yor180Cp, a novel peroxisomal protein involved in fatty acid metabolism in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A computer-based screen identified Yor180Cp as a putative peroxisomal protein, and Yor180Cp targeted GFP to peroxisomes in a PEX8-dependent manner. Yor180Cp was also detected by mass spectrometric analysis of an HPLC-separated extract of yeast peroxisomal matrix proteins. YOR180C is upregulated during growth on oleic acid, and deletion of YOR180C from the yeast genome resulted in a mild but significant growth defect on oleic acid, indicating a role for Yor180Cp in fatty acid metabolism. In addition, we observed that yor180cDelta cells fail to efficiently import the enzyme Delta3,Delta2-enoyl-CoA isomerase (Eci1p) to peroxisomes. This result suggested that Yor180Cp might associate with Eci1p in vivo, and a Yor180Cp-Eci1p interaction was detected using the yeast two-hybrid system. Potential roles for Yor180Cp in peroxisomal fatty acid metabolism are discussed.
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