Tomonori Takeuchi

Mutational analysis of Yap1 protein, an AP-1-like transcriptional activator of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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To define the essential amino acid residues of Yap1 in stress response, we generated yap1 mutations by in vitro mutagenesis, which cause defects in mediating resistance to the stress of H2O2, but not of CdCl2. Sequence analysis of the mutant yap1 genes revealed three point mutations and two truncation mutations near the carboxy-terminus. The truncation mutations resulted in hyperresistance to cadmium. Northern blot analysis of stress-induced levels of TRX2 and GSH1 mRNAs indicated that the ability of the mutant Yap1 protein to induce transcriptional activation of target genes correlates well with its ability to confer stress resistance. The carboxy-terminal domain of Yap1 appears to act negatively in cadmium resistance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalFEBS Letters
Volume416
Issue3
Pages (from-to)339-43
Number of pages5
ISSN0014-5793
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Aminoacyltransferases/biosynthesis, Base Sequence, Binding Sites, Cadmium Chloride/pharmacology, DNA Mutational Analysis, DNA Primers, DNA-Binding Proteins/chemistry, Drug Resistance, Microbial, Fungal Proteins/chemistry, Hydrogen Peroxide/pharmacology, Hydroxylamine, Membrane Proteins/biosynthesis, Mutagenesis, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Saccharomyces cerevisiae/drug effects, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins, Thioredoxins/biosynthesis, Transcription Factor AP-1/metabolism, Transcription Factors/chemistry, Transcription, Genetic, Transcriptional Activation

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