Identification and characterization of three genes that affect expression of ADH2 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

L. Karnitz, M. Morrison, E. T. Young

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Abstract

Using a new selection protocol we have identified and preliminarily characterized three new loci (ADR7, ADR8 and ADR9) which affect ADH2 (alcohol dehydrogenase isozyme II) expression. Mutants were selected which activate ADH2 expression in the presence of an over-expressed, normally inactive ADR1 allele. The mutants had very similar phenotypes with the exception that one was temperature sensitive for growth. In the absence of any ADR1 allele, the mutants allowed ADH2 to partially escape glucose repression. However, unlike wildtype strains deleted for ADR1, the mutants were able to efficiently derepress ADH2. The mutations allowed a small escape from glucose repression for secreted invertase, but had no effect on the glucose repression of isocitrate lyase or malate dehydrogenase. The mutations were shown to be nonallelic to a wide variety of previously characterized mutations, including mutations that affect other glucose-repressed enzymes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-359
Number of pages9
JournalGenetics
Volume132
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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