Reference: Berger SL, et al. (1992) Genetic isolation of ADA2: a potential transcriptional adaptor required for function of certain acidic activation domains. Cell 70(2):251-65

Reference Help

Abstract


We have devised a genetic strategy to isolate the target of acidic activation domains of transcriptional activators based on toxicity in yeast cells of the chimeric activator, GAL4-VP16. Toxicity required the integrity of both the VP16 acidic activation domain and the GAL4 DNA-binding domain, suggesting that inhibition resulted from trapping of general transcription factors at genomic sites. Mutations that break the interaction between GAL4-VP16 and general factors would alleviate toxicity and identify transcriptional adaptors, if adaptors bridged the interaction between activators and general factors. We thus identified ADA1, ADA2, and ADA3. Mutations in ADA2 reduced the activity of GAL4-VP16 and GCN4 in vivo. ada2 mutant extracts exhibited normal basal transcription, but were defective in responding to GAL4-VP16, GCN4, or the dA:dT activator. Strikingly, the mutant extract responded like wild type to GAL4-HAP4. We conclude that ADA2 potentiates the activity of one class of acidic activation domain but not a second class.

Reference Type
Journal Article | Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't | Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Authors
Berger SL, Piña B, Silverman N, Marcus GA, Agapite J, Regier JL, Triezenberg SJ, Guarente L
Primary Lit For
Additional Lit For
Review For

Gene Ontology Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table.

Gene Qualifier Gene Ontology Term Aspect Annotation Extension Evidence Method Source Assigned On Reference

Phenotype Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table; click on the small "i" buttons located within a cell for an annotation to view further details.

Gene Phenotype Experiment Type Mutant Information Strain Background Chemical Details Reference

Disease Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table.

Gene Disease Ontology Term Qualifier Evidence Method Source Assigned On Reference

Regulation Annotations


Increase the total number of rows displayed on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; to filter the table by a specific experiment type, type a keyword into the Filter box (for example, “microarray”); download this table as a .txt file using the Download button or click Analyze to further view and analyze the list of target genes using GO Term Finder, GO Slim Mapper, SPELL, or YeastMine.

Regulator Target Direction Regulation Of Happens During Method Evidence

Post-translational Modifications


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page by using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through its pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table.

Site Modification Modifier Reference

Interaction Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page by using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table; click on the small "i" buttons located within a cell for an annotation to view further details about experiment type and any other genes involved in the interaction.

Interactor Interactor Type Assay Annotation Action Modification Phenotype Source Reference