Choice of an adequate promoter for efficient complementation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a case study.

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serval:BIB_56B5B98CA174
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Choice of an adequate promoter for efficient complementation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a case study.
Journal
Research in microbiology
Author(s)
Lo Presti L., Cerutti L., Monod M., Hauser P.M.
ISSN
1769-7123 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0923-2508
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
160
Number
6
Pages
380-388
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Conservation of the function of open reading frames recently identified in fungal genome projects can be assessed by complementation of deletion mutants of putative Saccharomyces cerevisiae orthologs. A parallel complementation assay expressing the homologous wild type S. cerevisiae gene is generally performed as a positive control. However, we and others have found that failure of complementation can occur in this case. We investigated the specific cases of S. cerevisiae TBF1 and TIM54 essential genes. Heterologous complementation with Candida glabrata TBF1 or TIM54 gene was successful using the constitutive promoters TDH3 and TEF. In contrast, homologous complementation with S. cerevisiae TBF1 or TIM54 genes failed using these promoters, and was successful only using the natural promoters of these genes. The reduced growth rate of S. cerevisiae complemented with C. glabrata TBF1 or TIM54 suggested a diminished functionality of the heterologous proteins compared to the homologous proteins. The requirement of the homologous gene for the natural promoter was alleviated for TBF1 when complementation was assayed in the absence of sporulation and germination, and for TIM54 when two regions of the protein presumably responsible for a unique translocation pathway of the TIM54 protein into the mitochondrial membrane were deleted. Our results demonstrate that the use of different promoters may prove necessary to obtain successful complementation, with use of the natural promoter being the best approach for homologous complementation.

Keywords
Amino Acid Sequence, Candida glabrata/chemistry, Candida glabrata/genetics, Candida glabrata/metabolism, DNA-Binding Proteins/chemistry, DNA-Binding Proteins/genetics, DNA-Binding Proteins/metabolism, Fungal Proteins/chemistry, Fungal Proteins/genetics, Fungal Proteins/metabolism, Genetic Complementation Test, Mitochondrial Membrane Transport Proteins/chemistry, Mitochondrial Membrane Transport Proteins/genetics, Mitochondrial Membrane Transport Proteins/metabolism, Molecular Sequence Data, Promoter Regions, Genetic, Saccharomyces cerevisiae/chemistry, Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genetics, Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins/chemistry, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins/genetics, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins/metabolism, Sequence Alignment, Transcription Factors/chemistry, Transcription Factors/genetics, Transcription Factors/metabolism
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